Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 08 August 2022), July 1698, trial of John Adshed alias Davenport (t16980720-17).

John Adshed, Theft > burglary, 20th July 1698.

John Adshed alias Davenport , of St. Andrews Holbourn , was Indicted for Felony and Burglary, for breaking the House of Thomas Fenchly , Gent. on the 1st of May , and taking thence one Cloth Cloak value 3 l. a Freeze Coat, and several other Goods . It appeared, the Prosecutor's Maid going into the Parlor to see what it was a Clock, the Room being somewhat dark, she opened the pin of the window for light; and going up stairs, heard a noise below, upon which she lookt over the window, and saw two persons going away from the House with clothes in their arms, and coming down stairs found the window open, and the Goods missing. One of the Evidence deposed, he was in the same Robbery with the Prisoner; and another deposed, she bought the same Goods from the Prisoner and two others. But the Burglary not plainly appearing, the Jury found him guilty of Felony only .