Peirce Jones.
31st August 1692
Reference Numbert16920831-45
VerdictNot Guilty

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Peirce Jones of St. Ann's Westminster , was Tryed for Burglary and Felony, in stealing from one Gowen Burket , one padlock, value 4d. on the 28th of July last. Mr. Burket Swore, that his House was Broke open about Three a Clock in the Morning by Four Persons, who were seen (by a Watch-man who followed them) go directly to the said Burket's Door, and the Prisoner was Taken, but the other three went away; a Betty was found lying near the Door, and some Matches and a Tinder box was found upon the Prisoner; but being Surprised, none of them had time to enter the House. The Prisoner denied that he was there, and the Evidence were not sure of it; only he said he was going by accidentally; so he was Acquitted .


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