Constance Wainright, Mary Jones, Anne Yates, Anne Hereford, Damage to Property > arson, 10th December 1690.

Reference Number: t16901210-34
Offence: Damage to Property > arson
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Death
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Constance Wainright , Mary Jones , Anne Yates and Anne Hereford were tryed for setting the Gaol of Newgate on fire : Against whom it appeared in Evidence, That they had pulled down the Laths of the Wall on the Master side, and set Fire to a Door which burnt part of it and some of the Door case, promising to themselves an Escape in the Conflagration and general Consternation it might occasion; but it being timely discovered by a Woman, Prisoner on the same same Floor, it was quenched by the Keepers. Yates pleaded she dissented in this Matter, and laboured to put it out, but the contrary appearing they were all found Guilty of the Fellony.

[Death. See summary.]

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