Offence: Theft > burglary
Verdict: Guilty; Not Guilty
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Joseph Trant and Sarah Rate , were both tryed for Felony and Burglary in breaking the Dwelling House of William Williams , in the Parish of S. Clements Danes , on the 26th of December last, and stealing a Silk-Pettycoat quitted, value 4 l. a Silk twilight 10 s. Night Gown, value 3 l. and some other Things of good value , the Goods of Alathea Ward Widow . The Evidence deposed, That the Garrat Window was broken open and the Goods were taken out of a Trunk and two Boxes, which were found broke upon; some of which Goods were found in the House of one Mrs. L - , a Prisoner in Newgate: who said That Trant brought them to her. But there being some Defect in the Indictment, an Amendment was ordered to be made: And they being called again, Trant was found Guilty of Felony and Burglary, but the Woman was Acquitted .