Mary Jones, William Jones.
10th December 1690
Reference Numbert16901210-4
VerdictGuilty; Not Guilty

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William Jones , and Mary his Wife were tried for Felony and Burglary, in breaking the House of Gregory Archer , in the Parish of St. Botolphs Aldgate , on the 8th of November last, and taking thence a silver Cup value 40 s. A Suit of Cloaths, 9 Holland Shirts, silk and woosted Stockings with other Goods of Value, and 53 l. 7 s. in Money , the proof against them was, that the Night the House was broken open, Jones and his wife pawned part of the Goods as a Brokers, and that she had confessed she had received them of one Paul Grover , and one Lucas to pawn for them, which she did for 15 s. and that they likewise brought a Trunk to her House but soon removed it, nor did she deny them upon her Trial; and it appearing William Jones had been in company with Grover and Lucas, a little before the Robbery committed, and many other Circumstances appearing, he was found guilty of the Indictment; but she being indicted as his Wife, and the Law in that Case favourable, presuming a Husband may constrain a Wife to such an Enterprize, she was Acquitted .

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