Thomas James Grundy.
9th July 1729
Reference Numbert17290709-5
VerdictGuilty
SentenceDeath

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Thomas James Grundy , of St. Botolph's Aldgate , was indicted for burglariously breaking the House of Samuel Smith in the Night-time, with an Intent to steal , the 31st of May last.

The Prosecutor depos'd, That his Window was broken open between Eleven and One a-Clock, and being call'd up by his Neighbours, the Prisoner was found up the Chimney, standing upon the Pole that the Pot-Hangers were on. The Prisoner had no Defence to make, but that being in Company with a Young-Man that he never saw before, and being too late to go to his own Lodging, he invited him to his Lodging, which was at the Prosecutor's; but this appearing to be out a Newgate Plea, the Jury found him guilty of the Indictment Death .


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