Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 20 May 2022), December 1709, trial of Aaron Jones Joseph Wells Sarah Pennyfeather (t17091207-3).

Aaron Jones, Joseph Wells, Sarah Pennyfeather, Killing > murder, Theft > burglary, 7th December 1709.

Aaron Jones and Joseph Wells , were again Indicted, Jones for the Murder of John Lamas , by giving him one mortal Wound with a wooden Staff, on the left side of the Head, on the 30th of June last, of which he languish'd till the 6th of July following and then died, and Wells for aiding and assisting Jones in the said Murder . They were likewise Indicted for Murder upon the Coroners Inquest, It appearing that the Deceas'd died of the Wound given by Jones, mention'd in the former Tryal; and Wells assisting him in the same, the Jury found them both guilty of the Indictments .

They were again Indicted together with Sarah Pennyfeather , for breaking open the Dwelling-house of William Haydon in the Night time, and taking from thence, 12 pewter Dishes, 12 pewter Plates, a pair of Hempen Sheets, a pair of flaxen Sheets, with other things, the Goods of the said William Haydon , on the 11th of October last. It appear'd that the Prosecutor's House was broken open, and the Goods taken away; that afterwards, part of them was taken upon Owen, who prov'd that he bought them of Jones and Wells, and they giving no Account of their Property in the same, the Jury likewise found them guilty of this Indictment . But it not appearing that Pennyfeather was any further concern'd than being present when the Goods were sold, the Jury acquitted her.