John Evans.
12th October 1715
Reference Numbert17151012-40
VerdictsGuilty; Not Guilty; Guilty

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John Evans alias Hycroft , of the Parish of Stoke-Newington , was indicted for feloniously stealing 7 Holland Aprons, value 15 s. 2 Pair of Stockings, some Caps, and other Goods , from John White , on the 3d Instant. It appear'd the Prosecutor's Maid was washing that Night, and laid the Goods for Convenience by the Door, and by and by, they were gone.

He was a 2d time indicted for breaking open the House of the said John White , in the said Parish, with an Intent to steal his Goods , on the 4th Instant. Mr. White depos'd the Night after the first Robbery, his Man call'd him up, and told him the Thieves were come again, and were untiling his Wash-house; upon which he got up, and his Servant having a Spit in his Hand, secur'd the Prisoner, who was the first that came in, and offer'd to discharge a Pistol, but it miss'd Fire; this occasion'd searching his Pockets, where they found a Flint and Steel, some Gunpowder , a Piece of Candle, a Knife, such as Glaziers use to take out Pannels of Glass, and a Cap and other Things, that were stole from the Wash-house the Night before; but the other escap'd. The Jury found him guilty of the first Indictment, but this being no Part of the Dwelling House, he was acquitted of the Burglary .

He was a third time indicted for breaking and entring the House of Peter Barker , in the Parish of Stepney ; and taking thence 18 China Dishes, 6 China Cups, 2 Silver Salts, 8 Silver Spoons, and other Goods, from the said Peter Barker, on the 25th of August last, in the Night-time . It was very plain the Prosecutor's House was broke open, and the Goods gone; and the Prisoner being suspected, his House was search'd, and some of them found there, and others at one Walker's, by the Prisoner's Directions, who then confess'd the Fact; but upon his Trial, denied it. The Jury found him guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

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