William York, Richard Tovey, Theft > burglary, 24th May 1694.

Reference Number: t16940524-47
Offence: Theft > burglary
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Death
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William York and Richard Tovey were Tried for Felony and Burglary in breaking the House of Joseph Jekyll Esq ; on the 21st of March last, stealing several Goods to a very considerable value, besides 60 Guinea's, and 25l. in Silver numbered . Though the Witness affirmed that Tovey was in the Robbery, York denied it, behaving himself undecently in the Court, saying, The Witness was a Rogue, and had the Gallows in his Face, and hoped he would be hang'd for it. Notwithstanding they were found guilty of the Burglary, the Evidence being full against them.

[Death. See summary.]


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