Theft > shoplifting, 12th December 1677.

Reference Number: t16771212-6
Offence: Theft > shoplifting
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Death

A notorious Criminal after many fair warnings and not a few Convictions, having some time since obtained the mercy of Transportation, finding, it seems, the place not to agree so well with her as that of Newgate, whereunto she had been so oft accustomed, or at least that the Customes of the Country were not fit for her Trade, Sugars and Tobacco not being so conveniently stolen, harbour'd, or put off there, as Watches, Rings, Plate, Silks, &c. are here; thought fit to come back and follow her old Profession of Shoplifting, being lately taken with a Scarf , which she alleadged stuck to her clothes when she went out of a shop at the Exchange, though the Jury were of opinion that

she stole it : Which, together with her too early Return, 'tis verily believed, may cause her to take a surer Transportation by a turn at Tyburn; which, no doubt, will be much lamented as an untimely End, because it happen'd no sooner .


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