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<p>50.
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t17320223-40-off212 t17320223-40-victim314"/> </persName> , and stealing 18 Plates, value 9s. 7 Dishes, value 14s. a Tea-Kettle, value 3 s. 3 Brass Candlesticks, val. 18 d. a Woman's Cloak, a Hat, a Cloth-Coat, and other things, the Goods of
<persName id="t17320223-40-person315"> John Wragg
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<p>John Wragg. The Prisoner had been my
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17320223-40-defend312 t17320223-40-deflabel214"/>. I have a Wash-house at the Back of my Dwelling-house. On the 17th of Jan. last, between 2 and 4 in the Morning, I was waked by the barking of my little Black Bitch. I got up and look'd out o'Window. I saw the Glimmering of a Light, but being between sleeping and waking, I thought it might come from my Neighbour the Currier, and that his stirring might disturb the Bitch, and so I went to Bed again. But when I came down Stairs, about 7 in the Morning, I found my House was broke open, and several Goods gone. Some Tiles were taken off the Wash-house, and so the Door was unbarr'd and open'd. Then a Hole was cut thro' the Kitchen-door, and that was open'd too. When the Prisoner was my Journey-man he 'bizzled my Goods, and lived but a loose Life; so that I presently inspected him to be the Man; and so I had him taken up the same Day, and he confess'd that he brought 3 Men with him, and they broke my House open, and he confessed where he had pawned my Goods, and I found 'em accordingly.</p>
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<persName id="t17320223-40-person316"> John Wilshire
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<interp inst="t17320223-40-person316" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Constable. When I apprehended the Prisoner, he confessed to me that he met 3 Men who were Strangers to him, and proposed to them to go and rob his Uncle; but as they were going he told them he'd shew them a nearer Place, and so brought 'em to his Master's House, which they broke open and robbed.</p>
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<persName id="t17320223-40-person317"> Thomas Wilshire
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<interp inst="t17320223-40-person317" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The Prisoner told me, that on Sunday-Night, the 16th of Jan. as he was going by the Savoy Gate, he met 3 Men, who asked him to walk with 'em. They told him they wanted Money; and he advised them to go with him and rob his Master; which they did.</p>
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<persName id="t17320223-40-person318"> Daniel Fair
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<interp inst="t17320223-40-person318" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The Prisoner said he met 3 Men as he was coming from the Savoy Stairs; and after some Talk with him, they said they were bent upon getting some Money that Night. He at first advised to rob and murder his Uncle, but afterwards told them his Master's House was nearer; and so they all went thither.</p>
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<persName id="t17320223-40-person319"> James Robinson
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<interp inst="t17320223-40-person319" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The Prisoner told me the same, and said farther, that on Saturday Night he intended to murder his Uncle, and had prepared every thing in readiness; but a Woman happen'd to be in the Room, and so he was prevented.</p>
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<persName id="t17320223-40-person320"> Joseph Higginson
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<interp inst="t17320223-40-person320" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live at the 3 Bowls in Long-Acre. Between 8 and 9 on Monday Morning, Jan. 17. the Prisoner brought those four Dishes, 9 Plates, this Hat, Coat, and Woman's Cloak to my House to pawn. I had seen him 2 or 3 Times before. I examined him, and he told me, the Pewter was his Mother's Goods, and marked with her Maiden Name; and that his Father and Mother were dead.</p>
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<persName id="t17320223-40-person321"> Amos Haton
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<interp inst="t17320223-40-person321" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live with my Uncle at the 3 Bowls in Heming's Row. On the 17th of Jan. the Prisoner brought this Tea-kettle, and these 3 Brass Candlesticks to our House, and wanted 7 s. on them, but I let him have but 3 s. I had dealt with him several Times before.</p>
<p>Prisoner. My Master knows that I was out of my Senses, and endeavoured to make away with my self before his House was broke open.</p>
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<persName id="t17320223-40-person322"> Ann Jackson
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<interp inst="t17320223-40-person322" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The Prisoner was quartered 8 or 9 Months upon my Landlord. He courted a young Woman, and the Day that he was to be married, the Bride never came, but
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="173202230018"/> went away for New-market. Upon which he got into my Room, and went to cut his Throat with a Razor, but I broke the Door open, and prevented him. I believe he has not been in his right Senses ever since.</p>
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<interp inst="t17320223-40-person323" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , the Prisoner's Sister. No Body could accuse him of any Ill before Mr. Wragg's House was broke; but Mr. Wragg knows he was out of his Senses.</p>
<p>Eliz. Melvin. The Prisoner was quarter'd at my House, and behaved so well, that when his Quarters were out, I took him for a Lodger. The Jury found him
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