Thomas Jones.
8th March 1704
Reference Numbert17040308-21

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Thomas Jones, alias Toothless Tom , of the Parish of St. Margarets-Westminster , was indicted for Felony and Burglary, for Breaking the House of Richard, Bishop of Peterborow , on the 4th of January last, about 8 in the Night, and taking thence the Bishop's Episcopal Robes, and a Hair-Trnnk, 4 Holland-Shirts, 13 Guineas and 40 s. in Silver, and divers other Goods, of John Parsons . It appeared that he got in at the Window, and took the Goods, and had given orders to a Taylor to make him a Wastcoat and Breeches of a Sheemar that was part of the Goods. There was other Evidence deposed, That they took up the Prisoners Wife, who had some of them, who being brought before the Justice, her Husband then said she was clear of them, and confest that he had them; and told them he expected to be Hang'd between Heaven and Earth for the same. Upon his Tryal he denyed it, saying, That his Wife found them, and gave them to him; but could not prove it, or call any to his Reputation. And being an old Offender, the Jury found him Guilty .

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