Alice Douglass, Frances Nightingale, .
13th January 1716
Reference Numbert17160113-46
VerdictGuilty; Guilty > lesser offence
SentenceDeath; Miscellaneous > branding

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Alice Douglass , Frances Nightingale , and , of the Parish of St. Mary in White-Chappel , were indicted for breaking open the House of David Duncomb , Clerk , on the 7th Instant, in the Night-time, and stealing thence 1 Hat, value 10 s. 1 Common-Prayer Book, 2 s. with some Plates, Candlesticks, and other Goods belonging to the said David Duncomb , It was plain, that Mr. Duncomb's House had been robb'd, and that the Prisoner H - T - broke it, and stole the

Goods aforesaid, some of which were found in his Room; who being taken, confess'd the Fact before a Justice; as did also the Women: There was another concern'd, but he is not yet taken. They made no manner of Defence, but a flat Denial; and the Jury taking the Affair into their Consideration brought H - T - in Guilty of the Indictment, and the two Women of Felony only .

[ H- T-: Death. See summary.]

[Douglass and Nightingale: Branding. See summary.]

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