Offences: Theft > shoplifting; Theft > shoplifting
Verdicts: Guilty; Guilty
The Prisoner thus made her Defence. I have been a Holland Trader for Several Years, and having a large Acquaintance, Moll Burton, (who was Jonathan Wilds Maid,) brought me this Brocade to sell for her. - I shew'd it to some, who did not like the Figure of it, and by accident a Mug of Drink was Spilt upon it, by which it was very much damaged, so that it was thrown upon my Hands, and I was forced to pawn my Goods to pay for it.
Mary Burton, alias Ravenscroft, alias Fenton, alias Holloway, alias Hafield , thus depos'd. I never saw that Brocade, till it was shewn me by Mr. Moone, at an Ale-house in Covent Garden, after he had taken it from Mr. Johnson's House, and the Prisoner told me, that she her self spoke with it, (i.e. Stole it.) Guilty Death .
Thomas Coleman thus depos'd. I live with Mr. Herbert, I remember the missing of a Piece of Pink Mantua, and believe, that this Lining to the Brocade is a part of it, for was we make our own Goods; We make them, as this is, a little broader than usual.
Mary Barton thus depos'd. The Prisoner came to my Lodging in Black Fryers, between 3 and 4 in the Afternoon, told me that she had seen something very good, and desir'd me to go out with her. We went to Mr.Herbert's Shop, I cheapen'd some Straw colour'd Mantua for an Apron, for which they asked 3 s. and 2 d. a Yard, and I offer'd them 2 s. and 10 d. In the mean time the Prisoner took a Piece of Pink Mantua, and we went away undiscover'd. We measur'd it at her Lodging, and found there was 42 Yards, which we equally divided. She bade me 3 s. for my half, but I told her I could have more for it, she said she'd line her Gown with part of her own half, and I believe this Lining to be the same. - I afterwards sold my half to Ann Green, who is not yet taken. Guilty ,