Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 26 March 2023), May 1691, trial of William Feilding Grace Feilding (t16910527-29).

William Feilding, Grace Feilding, Theft > housebreaking, Theft > housebreaking, Theft > grand larceny, 27th May 1691.

William Feilding and Grace Feilding his Wife were Tryed upon Three Indictments; First, for breaking the house of Mary Covel , Widow , in October last, in the Day-time, and stealing Goods to the value of 100 l. Secondly, for breaking the House of Mary Clare , Widow , on the 10th of April , together with out Susannah Throp , fled, and stealing Goods to the value of 3 l. 10 s. and some small things from Sarah Fun , value 10 s. Thirdly, for Robbing Elizabeth White , Widow , of 18 Guineas, and divers small Goods, on the 23d of April last . The Prisoners came to all the Prosecutors and pretended that there was a Lady Dead who had left them Legacys, and Wheedled them to go to look after it, and the whilest Robbed their Houses; which was lookt upon as a very wicked Invention. The Man confest them all, and was found Guilty ; but the Woman being his Wife was Acquitted of the two, first, and the last being done in Surrey, she could not be Tryed here for it.