Dorothy Hall, Theft > pocketpicking, 12th May 1687.

Reference Number: t16870512-12
Offence: Theft > pocketpicking
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Death

Dorothy Hall , of the Parish of St. Clement Danes , was Indicted, together with Catharine Rider alias Kelley , not yet taken, for stealing privily from the person of Henry Lecount , and without his Knowledge a Purse, value 6 s. six Guineas, two half Guineas, and 43 s. in silver . The Evidence against Hall upon her Tryal was the Prosecutor and others, by whose Testimony it appeared, that she and Catharine Rider had picked him up, and carryed him to the Anchor-Tavern near St. Clements Church in the Strand, and in drinking a pint of Wine, picked his pocket of the gold and silver mentioned; that the Prisoner and her Companion leaving the house without the knowledge of Lecount, had bid the Drawer conceal her Name, and further, that being soon after Apprehended, she had procured the Robery to be Compounded, and not in Court denying the Fact, alledging only that her Companion did it, and being known to be a common Night-walker, she was found Guilty .

[Death. See summary.]


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