Anne Sampson.
9th December 1691
Reference Numbert16911209-6
VerdictGuilty > theft under 1s

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Anne Sampson, alias Parker , was Tryed for Felony and Burglary, in breaking the house of Zicharia Wisdom, on the first of November last, taking away Four Loyns of Pork, one pint of Brandy, and two Quart Glass Bottles of Ale : The Prisoner was a Servant to Mr. Wisdom, and the Cellar Window was broke open, the Goods gone; and she was found afterwards in the Round house: She confest the taking the goods when before the Justice; but the Law being tender, ere the person Steals any manner of Victuals for meer necessity, she was not found Guilty of any Burglary; besides the Prosecutor could not be positive that the Cellar Window was Lockt; so she was only found guilty of the Felony, to the Value of 10 d.


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