John Brown, Elizabeth Tracey, Theft > grand larceny, 10th October 1733.

Reference Number: t17331010-23
Offence: Theft > grand larceny
Verdict: Not Guilty; Guilty

27, 28. John Brown , otherwise Conway*, otherwise Johnson , and Elizabeth Tracey , were indicted for stealing a Silver Cup, value 25 s . the Property of Margaret La Mothe , Oct 7 .

* He was convicted in December, 1731, by the Name of Terence ConWay , for stealing a Pair of Shoes. See the Sessions -Paper, 1731, Numb. 1, p 22.

Brown, Tracey, and another Woman, were seen talking together, in Great St. Andrew's-Street. They parted; Tracey went into the Prosecutrix's Shop, and cheapen'd some Tea, Brown follow'd ask'd for a Quarter of an Ounce of Tea, and threw three half Pence on the Counter, and while the Prosecutrix turn'd about to take down her Scales, he snatch'd the Cup off the Chimney Piece, and run over the Way into Neal's Court. The Prosecutrix went to the Door after him, when Tracey took her by the Arm, and told her, he was run the contrary way. A Neighbour, who from an opposite Window saw what pass'd , call'd to the Prosecutrix to secure Tracey, which she did; Brown made his Escape, but being presently after taken up for Coining, and carry'd before the Justice and searched, the Cup was found upon him. Tracey being carry'd before the same Justice, and the Prosecutrix describing her Cup, the Justice produc'd that which was taken from Brown, which prov'd to be the same she had lost. Tracey was acquitted , and Brown found Guilty .


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