William Brookes, Theft > burglary, 15th January 1703.

Reference Number: t17030115-9
Offence: Theft > burglary
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Death
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William Brookes , of the Parish of St. Andrews Holborn , was indicted for Felony and Burglary, for breaking the House of Lettice Strudwick , on the first of December last, and taking thence 16 silver Spoons, a Pair of Holland-sheets, and divers other Goods of the said Lettice Strudwick, and a Pistole, 4 Guineas, and 26 s. in Money, from Dorothy Awker ; and a silk Hood and Scarf from Bellinda Hawton . The first Evidence deposed, That all was fast at 12 a clock, when she went to Bed, and in the Morning when she arose, about 6 or 7 a clock, found the Window broke open, and the Pantry-door, where the Goods were, with an Iron which was left behind. It appeared further, that when he was taken, and sent to New-Prison, that he confest that some of the Goods were sold to a Broker in Middle-Row in Holborn, where they were found; and also confest, that he took but 12 of the Spoons. Another Evidence deposed, That the Prisoner left a Spoon with her to pawn for 4 s. which was owned to be Mrs. Strudwick's. Another Evidence deposed, That the Prisoner brought her some Kenting to make him some Handkerchiefs, which was owned to be part of the Goods that were lost. Another Evidence deposed, That the Prisoner brought her a Gown and Petticoat, and Furbellow-Scarf, which she sold for him for 20 s. and he received the Money. The Fact was plainly proved against him; and he had not any thing to say for himself; the Jury found him guilty of the said Felony and Burglary.

[Death. See summary.]

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