Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 24 May 2022), June 1714, trial of Robert Porter (t17140630-54).

Robert Porter, Theft > housebreaking, 30th June 1714.

Robert Porter , of St. Anne Westminster , was indicted for breaking the House of James Deleuce , on the 2d of July instant, and stealing thence a Wastcoat, two Perukes, and three Lac'd Hats, Value in all 5 l . The Prosecutor's Servant swore That she had newly open'd the [Text unreadable in original.] of the Parlor-Window where the Goods were, [Text unreadable in original.] Sussex-street; and being afterwards in the Kitchen, upon hearing a Noise, she ran up Stairs, and saw the Sash drawn up, and the Prisoner going out at the Door with a Bundle; upon which she cry'd out, and he was pursu'd, dropt the Goods, and was taken. He had none but the old [Text unreadable in original.] defence that he found them, and was found Guilty of Burglary .

[Death. See summary.]