John Roberts.
15th January 1703
Reference Numbert17030115-22
VerdictsGuilty; Not Guilty
SentencesDeath > respited

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John Roberts, alias Chambers, alias Arthur Roberts, alias Chambers , was indicted for a Burglary, for breaking the House of William Haley , Dr. in Divinity , on the 11th of January last, about 7 in the Night, with Intention to steal his Goods . He was a second time indicted for another Burglary, for breaking the House of William Brookes , and taking thence divers Goods of John Sharp , John Knightley , and Thomas Parker , on the 7th of July , in the 11th Year of the late King William . He was a third time indicted for a Felony, for Stealing a Rug, and other Goods, from William Hollingsworth , on the 4th of March , in the 13th Year of the late King William . He was a fourth time indicted for another Burglary, for breaking the House of Nicholas Grice , on the 10th of March , in the 13th Year of the late King William, and taking thence divers Goods , As to the first Indictment it appeared by the Evidence, that there were 3 of them in all, and that one of them stood upon the Rails, leaning his Body to the Window, broke a Pane of Glass, and opened the Casement, and the Prisoner stood just by the Rails, as the other was opening it, and the other a distance off, upon which they cried out Thieves, and he that was upon the Rails jumpt down, and ran away, as also the other, but the Prisoner being lame, and could not run, was taken; who upon his Tryal denied the Fact, but being known to be an old Offender, the Jury found him guilty . But there being no Evidence against him on the three last Indictments, he was acquitted of them all.

[Death -respited. See summary.]


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