William Wake, Miscellaneous > perverting justice, 8th May 1695.

Reference Number: t16950508-28
Offence: Miscellaneous > perverting justice
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Death
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William Wake alias Dimmott , of the Parish of St. Dunstans in the West , was tried for Harbouring and Abetting one William York , Thomas Newell and Thomas Edge , who broke the Spanish Ambassadors House; and also for making and Procuring an Iron Instrument called a Betty, which was bespoke by one Stephens . Stephens met him by the Green Dragon at Bridewell Ditch, and went to drink; so they agreed together that the Prisoner was to bring it into Breadstreet. Mr. Stephens goes and acquaints one Mr. Cooper, a Constable, that about such a time a Person would come by with a Betty; the Constable sets out his Watch-men, and accordingly he was taken with the Betty, which was artificially dropped in the Watch-house; he was found guilty as accessory before the Fact.

[Death. See summary.]

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