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<persName id="t16891211-14-defend80" type="defendantName"> William Davis
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t16891211-14-off59 t16891211-14-cd60"/> last, and taking away 200 l. in Money Numbered </rs>. It appeared upon the Evidence, that he quartered in the prosecutors house, about 18 Weeks: and sometime after he was gone, well knowing Mr. Dances house and where the Money used to Lye, he came thither, and in the Night time Committed the Robbery; he owned that he had the Money and that he had hid 100 l. of it in the Earth at Southern Bridge 4 Miles from London, which was accordingly found there, he further owned before the Justice that he broke open the Window of the Closet where the Money lay: And with a Chissel broke open the Till of the drawer, and so got away with it, he was taken in Elbow Lane in a Garret. Unto all this the Prisoner answered, That he found the Money upon the Road in a Wallet; and buryed it, as aforesaid, and had very frivolous excuses: and denied all that was alledged against him. So upon the whole matter he was found
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<note>[Death. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1></div0>

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