28th April 1731
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of St. Peter's Poor , was indicted for burglariously breaking the House of John Mendes de Costa , and feloniously taking 6 Silver Spoons, value 40 s. a Silver Tankard, value 7 l. the 29th of March last.

Levi Abraham Bashrite depos'd, That the Plate was taken out of the Beauffet .

Mary Bury depos'd, That she shut up the Doors and Windows fast the Night before, went to Bed between 12 and 1 o'Clock, and the next Morning at 7 found some Panes of Glass had been taken out of the Kitchin Window, the Casement opened, and the Plate missing. That the Prisoner had been before employed to do Business in the House, but upon some Misbehaviour had been forbid the House, and she had not seen him at her Master's House for half a Year.

Mrs. Palmer depos'd, That the Prisoner and his Wife came the 29th of March about 8 o'Clock in the Morning with the Plate, desiring her to lend them 10 l. upon it, that she being inform'd the Plate was stolen, notice was given to the Prosecutor.

Thomas Gunter depos'd, That Mrs. Palmer sent the Plate to his House to be weigh'd , and he having seen a Note, which gave an Account that the Plate had been stolen, he gave notice to the Prosecutor.

The Prisoner having nothing to say in his Defence, and the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty of the Indictment. Death .

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