Offence: Theft > housebreaking
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John Gill of St. Giles Cripplegate , was indicted for breaking the House of Edward Buckley the 3d of January last with an Intention to steal . The Evidence deposed, that the Watchman giving them notice that the Window, Frame and all, was taken down on the back-side of a Storehouse that belonged to Mr. Buckley's Brew-house, they went in and found the Window Frame and all carried away, and the Prisoner standing in a Corner of the Store-house. The Prisoner pleaded that he being much in Drink happened to get in there to sleep. But the Circumstances would not admit them to give credit to the Plea. The Jury thereupon found him Guilty of the Indictment.