William Lyddall.
15th January 1700
Reference Numbert17000115-20
VerdictGuilty > lesser offence
SentenceMiscellaneous > branding on cheek

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William Lyddall , of the Parish of St. Clements Danes , was Indicted for Felony and Burglary, for breaking the House of Cavendish Weeden , Esq ; on the 15th of Decem. last, about 6 or 7 in the Night, and taking thence 2 Cloath Mantua Gowns, a Cloath Petti-coat with a Gold lace a Callico Mantua Gown, a Silk Petti-coat, and a Cloath Petti-coat with Silver Fringes, a Velvet Scarf; and divers other Goods to a considerable value . It appeared that the Prisoner had formerly been the Prosecutors Servant for about 6 Years, and that his Master in reward of his Service, bound him out Apprentice to a Ship Carver, and gave 20 l. with him; but after some time he left that Service, and took to be a Stroling Player , but he failing in that also, applied himself to his Master again, who Cloathed him, and gave him Money, and in requital thereof he took an opportunity and Robbed him of the said Goods, which he afterwards Confest. The Evidence against him was not sufficient as to the Burglary; he was acquitted of that, and found Guilty of Felony only .

[Branding. See summary.]

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