Deborah Stent.
30th June 1714
Reference Numbert17140630-30
VerdictGuilty > lesser offence
SentenceMiscellaneous > branding

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Deborah Stent , of the parish of St. Andrew Holborn , was indicted for breaking the House of John Brereton , commonly call'd John Lord Brereton, Baron of Lawly in the Kingdom of Ireland, on the 12th day of May last, in the Night, and stealing thence a Pendulum Clock. value 30 l . It was prov'd, That the Lord Brereton and his Family being in the Country, the house was fast lock'd, and on the Day aforesaid was broke open, and a great quantity of Goods stoln, amongst which was the Clock mention'd in the Indictment; And that upon a search from some stoln Pewter, the Clock was found in a Closet in the House where Stent liv'd, which she said was hers, and that she bought it. At her Trial she said it was brought home by one James Hog , whose House she liv'd in (and who was indicted with her, but absconds from Justice) and that he and his Wife bid her take it upon her self. The jury considered the Matter, found her Guilty of Felony .

[Branding. See summary.]


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