George Veal.
23rd April 1718
Reference Numbert17180423-30

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George Veal , alias Widgeon , was indicted for breaking the Dwelling-house of Elizabeth Steward , and stealing thence Holland and Damask, value 9 l, Handkerchiefs and other Goods to a considerable value the 4th of October last in the Night time . The Prosecutor deposed that the Shop was broken open the Day above mentioned, but she knew not who did it, till she received a letter from one Ash. Ash deposed, that the beginning of October, himself, one Joseph Dud- Me - Daniel and the Prisoner were together, that they said there was a very good House at the Hermitage-Bridge , and they resolv'd to go to it, as they did, and with a Chissel cook cown the Window Shutters, and the Prisoner went in, and handed the Goods out to the rest; that they carried them and sold them to one Richard Pallard to Harro in Whine Chappel for 9 l. and shared the Money among them, which came to 36 sie. a piece. The Prisoner denyed the Fact, or so much as knowing the Evidence; but he replied he had known him 3 Years, had been with him in 4 Burglaries, and that the Prisoner had been burnt in the Hand but the very last session. The Jury found him guilty of the Indictment ( Death )

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