Thomas Wheeler, Theft > burglary, 22nd February 1727.

Reference Number: t17270222-3
Offence: Theft > burglary
Verdict: Guilty > pleaded guilty
Punishment: Death
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Thomas Wheeler , (a Black ) of the Parish of St. Mary Colechurch , was indicted for Felony and Burglary; for that he did on the 11th of February in the Night Time, break open the House of Mr. Norris , (Druggist in Cheapside ) taking from thence 5 Guineas, one Queen Elizabeth's Piece, a French Crown, a Piece of Copper, &c. the Property of the aforesaid Mr. Norris.

The Prosecutor depos'd. That he knew the Prisoner to be but a loose Liver, he having been once a Servant to him; he took a Warrant on Suspicion, and finding him at the Crown in Hatton-Garden, carried him before a Magistrate, where the Money was found upon him, and before whom the Prisoner confess'd, That he had by the Assistant of a Ladder, got up to a Sky-light belonging to the House of the Prosecutor;from whence he descended to the Shop, broke open the Drawer and took the Money. Which Confession being read in Court, the Jury found him Guilty . Death .

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