Offence: Theft > burglary
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Henry Sewel , alias Old Harry , of St. Andrews-Holborn , was indicted for breaking the House of Morgan Shaw , in the night time, and stealing thence Linnen to the value of 8 l. the 20th of August last was 12 Months. The Prosecutor deposed the Goods were lost out of his Yard. James Evans deposed, that himself, the Prisoner and another did the fact; that having a few nights before seen some Gentlemen drinking in the house, and engaged in Discourse, the Prisoner said it was a Bob ken (i.e. a house easy to be robbed) whereupon they lifted up the fath and took 3 Hats that hung on pegs; and, pleased with their Success, went again to the house to attempt to steal Mugs tipp'd with Silver: but going into the yard found the Linnen in water, which they wrung out, and put in their aprons, and breaking out at the back Door, carried it and sold it to Elizabeth Finch , for 35 s. the Prisoner had nothing to say in his Defence, and only deny'd the fact, or having ever seen his old Companion Evans in his life; whereupon the Jury found him Guilty of the indictment.