John Adshed, James Philips, Elizabeth Howard.
20th July 1698
Reference Numbert16980720-18
VerdictNot Guilty; Guilty > lesser offence
SentenceMiscellaneous > branding

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John Adshed and James Philips of St. James's Liberty of Westminster , as Principals, and Elizabeth Howard as accessary, both before and after, were Indicted for Felony and Burglary, for breaking the House of Martha Blackburn on the 8th of March , and taking thence a gold Bodkin, a Necklace, and other Goods, (the Goods of Mary Gaden ) It appeared, that the window of the Chamber, where the Prosecutor lay, was opened, and the Goods taken out. One of the Evidence deposed, that he was in the same Robbery with Adshed and Philips, and that Adshed entered the Room, and delivered out the Goods, and that Philips and they two, and one Eaton, carried away the Goods to one of the Evidence to be sold, which she deposed she did for 6 l. part of them, and part were stopt as offered to sale. The Evidence was very plain against Adshed and Philips as to the Felony, but not as to the Burglary; and nothing seem'd to affect Howard, she was acquitted ; and the other two brought in Guilty of Felony only .

[Philips: Branding. See summary.]


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