Elizabeth Wild, Theft > shoplifting, 22nd February 1716.

Reference Number: t17160222-41
Offence: Theft > shoplifting
Verdict: Guilty > theft under 1s
Punishment: Corporal > whipping
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Elizabeth Wild ; of the Parish of St. Clement Danes , was indicted for privately stealing 3 pair of Silk Gloves, value 13 s. 6 d. out of the Shop of Charles Best , on the 6th of Jan last. The Prisoner came into the Shop for a pair of Black Silk Gloves, but not liking the first (according to the Custom of such Persons) others were shown her; in which time she had put up the Goods in the indictment, and then was very difficult, and nothing could please, and thereupon went away. But being call'd back, the Goods were found upon her; and the Prisoner begg'd for Mercy. In her Defence she said she long'd for them, and that she knew not why else she did it, not having any occasion as she knew of for them. The Jury found her Guilty to the value of 10 d .

[Whipping. See summary.]

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