Mary Bampford.
7th December 1692
Reference Numbert16921207-41
VerdictsNot Guilty; Guilty > lesser offence; Guilty

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Mary Bampford was indicted for breaking the Houses of one Robert Metcalfe , one Senses Parsons , and one Elizabeth Gamball , of Stepney Parish , on the 3d of October last: Metcalfe's Lock was shot back, and a Kettle was found in the Prisoner's House, which Metcalfe owned; but no positive proof was found that she took the Kettle, so she was acquitted of the first Indictment. Gamball swore that she found a Rug, a Blanket, and a Pillow of hers in the Prisoner's House, and other Goods which she had lost, and the Prisoner's Key would unlock the said Gamball's Door as well as her own; she was found guilty of Felony only . Parsons said the Door was shut on the over-night, and in the morning it was open, and the Lock broke, and the Goods taken away, which were 24 pair of Stokins, and 42 Skeins of Yarn and Worsted; the Stockins were found in the Prisoner's Apron by the Watch as she was going home with them; She was found guilty of Felony and Burglary.

[Death. See summary.]

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