James Smith, Theft > burglary, 1st May 1728.

Reference Number: t17280501-23
Offence: Theft > burglary
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Death
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James Smith , of St. Bride's , was indicted for breaking the House of Mr. Richard Corbet , on the 28th of January , in the Night-time, and taking thence a Silver Snuff-Box, value 30 s. 2 Silver Watches, value 8 l. a Pair of Buckles, and 5 l. in Money .

Mr. Corbet depos'd, That the Prisoner being his Servant , he took the Goods mentioned in the Indictment at the Time aforesaid, and that he had broke open several Locks to come at the said Goods.

John Tomlin depos'd, That he saw the Prisoner sign his Confession, in which he said, he took the Goods mentioned in the Indictment, out of the House of Mr. Corbet, and that he broke open the Drawers to come at the said Goods.

Robert Hews depos'd, That he being likewise a Servant to Mr. Corbet, he lock'd the Doors over Night, and that he took the Money mentioned in the Indictment and locked it safe up, and that in the Morning the Doors were found open, and the Prisoner and the Money gone. The Fact appearing plain upon him, the Jury found him guilty . Death .

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