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<persName id="t17091207-1-defend30" type="defendantName"> Joseph Wells
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t17091207-1-off1 t17091207-1-victim33"/> </persName> in the night-time, and taking from thence a brass Kettle, a brass Stew-pan, and a quantity of Bacon, with other Things, the Goods of the said John Moss </rs>, on the
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t17091207-1-off1 t17091207-1-cd2"/> last. It appear'd that in the night aforesaid, the Prosecutor's House was broken open, and the Goods mention'd taken away; that the next Night, the Prosecutor with one Lamas, going together near Marribone, met a Men with Sacks upon their Backs, and suspecting them, the Prosecutor took hold of Wells, and Lamas endeavour'd to seize Jones, but in the Scuffle was knock'd down by him; Murder was then cry'd out, and People coming to Lamas's Relief, (for he was much wounded in the Head) the Prisoners made their escape; when 1 of the Sacks were open'd the Prosecutor's Kettle was found therein.
<persName id="t17091207-1-person34"> Timothy Owen
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<interp inst="t17091207-1-person34" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> (one of their Accomplices) Depos'd, that Bacon was brought to him, and he Shear'd it for them, and that Wells and Jones came that Night to his House in a very great Heat, and being ask'd why they staid so late? made answer, it was well they came at all, and then gave an account of the Fray; Jones, saying moreover, that he believed he had kill'd a Man, for he fell down like an Ox. The Prosecutor being positive that the Prisoners were the Men he took his Kettle upon, and they giving no account how they came by it, the Jury found them
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<note>[Death. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1></div0>
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