Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 25 January 2022), October 1676, trial of Two fellows (t16761011-5).

Theft > housebreaking, 11th October 1676.

Two fellows were found guilty of breaking open a house at Edmonton in the day time on the 30th of August last, and felonious taking of six pair of Sheets, a Farrindon gown, and other Linnen and Apparel, no body being in the same house , but the bar of the window being broke, and the Thieves seen with bundles coming from the house, they were pursued so closely that they dropt their Pillage into a Garden and hid themselves, one in a Ditch of water, the other in Bushes, but were soon taken, and some odde things, as a Razor, &c. taken about one of them, but they were seen to drop the rest that were left in the Garden, and therefore there was no need of further proof.