Richard James, Theft > burglary, 10th December 1690.

Reference Number: t16901210-15
Offence: Theft > burglary
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Death
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Richard James was tried upon an Indictment of Felony and Burglary, in breaking the House of Cornelius Dutch of St. Buttolphs Bishopsgate , on the 17th of October , and stealing a Looking-glass, a Wigg, a needle Case, &c. The Evidence against him was, that Dutche's Brother, finding the Doors open, went to the next House to the Maid, to enquire how it came, and she being ignorant of it he presently entred, where he found the Prisoner packing up the Goods; But upon his asking what he did there, James drew his Sword, but the other forced it out of his Hands, and persued him till he was apprehended, he denied the Fact, but the Evidence being plain against him, and he not able to justifie himself, he was found guilty of the Felony and Burglary, as layed in the Indictment.

[Death. See summary.]

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