Thomas Littleford, Mary Cornwhite, Theft > housebreaking, 31st August 1687.

Reference Number: t16870831-22
Offence: Theft > housebreaking
Verdict: Guilty > lesser offence; Not Guilty
Punishment: Death
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Thomas Littleford as Principal, and Mary Cornwhite as Accessary, were Tryed for breaking of the Chamber of Sir Edmund Anderson , in Cony-Court in Grays Inn , on the 2d of August last, and taking thence a Point Cravat; a Cornet, a wrought Bed Silver wrought Cushions, a Shirt, a Bolster, a pair of Curtains, Sheets, and other goods to a very considerable value : Upon Tryal it appeared, that the Chamber had been entred and in many Locks broke open, and the Goods taken away, part of which were found in the possession of Cornwhite, and were brought thither by Littleford and others, who had been seen a little before very full of Monys & offering another part of the Goods to Sale, so that the proof being full against him, he was found Guilty of the Felony, but not, of the Breaking , and Cornwhite pleading that they were lodged in her house under the presence of being an Upholsterers Good that had failed in his Trade, and it not appearing she had any profit thereby she was Acquitted .

[Death. See summary.]

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