Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 17 August 2018), April 1781, trial of WILLIAM BLAND MARY TIPTON (t17810425-66).

WILLIAM BLAND, MARY TIPTON, Theft > burglary, Theft > receiving, 25th April 1781.

262. WILLIAM BLAND and MARY TIPTON were indicted, the first (together with James Collier , not in custody) for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of John Storr , Esq ; on the 10th of April, about the hour of nine in the night, and stealing two silver forks, value 20 s. five silver table spoons, value 2 l. 10 s. a large silver cup and cover, value 40 l. a silver coffee pot, value 10 l. a silver bread basket, value 10 l. two silver butter boats, value 10 l. an old silver cup, value 3 l. a silver wax-winder, value 20 s. two silver gilt spurs and spoons, value 3 l. a silver punch strainer, value 40 s. a silver soup ladle, value 40 s. four silver sauce boats, value 40 s. a pair of silver tea tongs, value 10 s. and two candlesticks plated with silver, value 10 s. the property of the said John Storr , in his dwelling-house ; and the other, for receiving part of the above goods, knowing them to have been stolen , against the statute, &c. April 19th .

(There was not any evidence to bring the charge home to the principal, excepting the testimony of an accomplice, unconfirmed by any other evidence.)

BOTH NOT GUILTY .

Tried by the First Middlesex Jury, before Lord LOUGHBOROUGH.