William Brown, Elizabeth Williams, Jane Brown.
14th January 1698
Reference Numbert16980114-2
VerdictNot Guilty; Guilty; Guilty > lesser offence
SentenceMiscellaneous > branding; Death > respited for pregnancy

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William Brown, alias Honowan , Elizabeth Williams , and Jane Brown , all of the Parish of St. Sepulchers , were Indicted for Felony and Burglary, in breaking the House of Ann Packman , Widow , on the 20th of January , in the 8th Year of his Majesty's Reign, and taking thence one Lutestring Gown value 20 s. one pair of Stays value 20 s. 4 Holland Aprons value 20 s. 3 l. in Moneys numbred, with several other Goods . It appeared that the Prosecutor being from home, having left the Key of her Room behind her, which the Prisoner Jane Brown perceiving, took the Impression of it upon Clay, by which she had one made, and there with opening the Prosecutor's door, broke open the Locks where the Goods lay, and carry'd them off. Elizabeth Williams in the mean time lookt out at one of the Windows to prevent being surprized. It did not appear that William Brown had any hand in the Burglary, he was acquitted ; But Jane Brown was found Guilty of the Felony and Burglary, and Elizabeth Williams was found Guilty of Felony only .

[Williams: Branding. See summary.]

[Brown: Death -respited for pregnancy. See summary.]

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