Martha Pillow, Theft > theft from a specified place, 1st May 1717.

Reference Number: t17170501-2
Offence: Theft > theft from a specified place
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Death

Martha Pillow , of St. Margaret's Westminster , was indicted for feloniously stealing 6 Guineas and 15 s in Money, out of the dwelling-house of William White , the 5th of April last. The Prosecutor's Wife deposed, that she being a Nurse, kept a Parish-house, and the Prisoner was brought to her to be cured of the foul disease, and that she intrusting her in her house, she took the opportunity while she was abroad to break open the chest of draws, and take the money and go away. The Prisoner deny'd the fact, but it was prov'd that she had own'd it at her apprehension, and before the Justice; whereupon the Jury found her guilty of the indictment.

[Death. See summary.]


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