John Chapman.
17th May 1716
Reference Numbert17160517-45
VerdictGuilty > lesser offence

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John Chapman , of the Parish of St. Martins in the Fields , was indicted for breaking the Shop of Henry Cross , being part of the Dwelling-house of Mary Wilkinson , and stealing thence 5. Pistols and other Goods, value 5 l. the Property of several Persons, on the 3d of March last, in the Night-time Mr. Cross depos'd his Shop was shut, and he was out with him Men being Saturday Night, but coming Home, found his Lock broke, and the Goods gone. That one of the Pistols was found upon the Prisoner when taken.(These Pistols were divided amongst that Gang that murder'd Mrs. Knapp.) However, the Burglary did not appear plain upon the Prisoner, and the Jury found him Guilty of Felony only .

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