William Griffin

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On 20th April 1726

William Griffin, was indicted for committing sodomy with Thomas Newton, May 10. Thomas Newton thus depos'd. The Prisoner and Thomas Phillips, (who is since absconded) were Lodgers for near 2 Years at Clap's House. I went up stairs, while the Prisoner was a Bed, and there he committed the Act with me. Samuel Stevens depos'd, That he had seen the Prisoner, and his Gang at Clap's House. Guilty. Death.
from Old Bailey Online

The House of Margaret Clap was a Molly House.

Thomas Newton also brought charges against Thomas Wright, Gabriel Lawrence and William Brown.

William Griffin was hanged on 9 May 1726 at Tyburn (with Gabriel Lawrence, and Thomas Wright).

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