Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 01 December 2022), June 1714, trial of William Dyer (t17140630-32).

William Dyer, Theft > housebreaking, Theft > housebreaking, 30th June 1714.

William Dyer , of the Parish of Edminton , was indicted for breaking the House of John Palmer , on the 13th of June , and stealing thence a Gown and Pettycoat, and other Goods . The Witness swore, That the House being fast lock'd, a piece of the Wall was broke down, and the Goods carry'd away; but could not say by whom. But the Prisoner being afterwards taken, they were found upon him, amongst other Things, in a Sack.

He was a second Time indicted for breaking the House of John Blunt , of the same Place, on the 23d of June , and stealing thence several Goods . It appear'd by the Evidence, That the House was broke by taking down a Window; and the Prisoner being pursu'd, was taken at Wood Green, with those and the former Goods, which he was carrying in a Sack; and that when he found himself to be taken, he turn'd about and presented a Pistol at the Pursuer. He was known to be an old Offender, and found Guilty of both Indictments .

[Death. See summary.]