George Morgan, Rebekah Tayler, Theft > theft from a specified place, 7th April 1714.

Reference Number: t17140407-28
Offence: Theft > theft from a specified place
Verdict: Guilty; Not Guilty
Punishment: Death
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George Morgan, alias Williams , and Rebekah Tayler , of the Parish of Stepney , were indicted for stealing 8 plain Gold Rings, a Diamond Ring, a Ring with a Turquois Stone, and 70 l. in Money, out of the Dwelling-house of David Green , on the 18th of March last. The Prosecutor's Wife depos'd, That at the earnest request of Tayler (who is her Neighbour) she permitted Morgan to lodge in her House, and Tayler came frequently to him, and said he was a very honest Man; but after a few Days he went away and the Goods and Money were miss'd, the Dressing-Box wherein they were being taken away, and found broken to pieces upon his Bed, and one of the Money-Bags over the Tester. Being thus gone, upon Intelligence they pursu'd him to Reading, and there took him with the Rings, some Gold, and 6 Silver Spoons upon him. He said in his Defence that he receiv'd the Things from Tayler; but there being no other Proof, the Jury found him Guilty of privately stealing, and accquitted her.

[Death. See summary.]

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