Samuel Walker, Sarah Walker, Mary Collier, Anne Manners, Theft > grand larceny, Theft > grand larceny, 14th January 1686.

Reference Number: t16860114-18
Offences: Theft > grand larceny; Theft > grand larceny
Verdicts: Not Guilty; Guilty; Not Guilty; Guilty
Punishments: Death

Samuel Walker and Sarah his Wife , were Tryed for stealing a brass Watch with a silver Case value 45 s. two Napkins, a Towel and 12 pieces of Gold value 10 l. 15 s. 6 d. from Richard Tomlinson of St. Giles's Cripplegate , on the 6th of January ; It appeared against the Prisoners, That they being in the House of the Prosecutor in the nature of Lodgers, the Locks were found picked and the things mentioned lost, and upon notice the Robbery was discovered, Sarah Walker fled, and was not to be found till they heard of her in the Gatehouse for another Robery; it was also proved that the Towel and Napkins were found in Walker's Trunk, but his Wife being known a notorious Theif, and he not endeavouring to shift himself upon the discovery, nor known to have been taxed with any such thing before, and further alledging the Towel and Napkins were lent by the Prosecutor for necessary uses, he was acquitted , but his Wife found Guilty .

Sarah Walker was Indicted a second time by the name of Sarah Worrell , together with Mary Collier and Anne Manners , and Tryed for stealing a Coat with 106 silver Buttons on it, a pair of Breeches a Caster, a Hood, and other things to the value of 3 l. from John Gartrix of St. Clements Danes on the 18. of October last; the proof against her was, that she was seen coming down stairs with them, and being pursued, she had cast part of them into a House, and another part was found in her lap, but against the other two there was no proof of confederacy further than that they were hankring thereabout, which considered, they were Acquitted , and she only found Guilty .

[Death. See summary.]


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