Joshua Furroughs.
14th October 1719
Reference Numbert17191014-3
VerdictGuilty
SentenceDeath

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Joshua Furroughs of St. Botolph Bishopsgate , was indicted for feloniously stealing three Silk Gowns and Petticoats, a Callicoe Gown and Petticoat; a pair of Laced Shoes, in all to the value of 3 l. 10 s. out of the House of John Pamp , on the 16th of September last. The Prosecutor deposed that the Prisoner and his Wife lodg'd in his House; and that he having two Daughters, one about 13 the other 10 Years of Age, the Prisoner's Wife used to be very officious, and to dress and undress them on a Sabbath-Day; that his Daughters would have brought their Clothes down Stairs, but she said they need not, she would take care of them and lay 'em up in her Drawer. That taxing the Prisoner he owned he had pawn'd them, and gave him three Bills of Parcels where they were, most of which he found accordingly. Two Pawnbroker's deposed they had the Goods of the Prisoner, and the Prosecutor swore they were the same he lost. The Prisoner owned the taking and pawning the Goods; but said he did not do it with a felonious Intent ; that being necessitous he did it to raise Money and designed to redeem and restore them again. This Excuse not being sufficient, the Jury found him Guilty Death


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