Offence: Theft > grand larceny
Verdict: Not Guilty
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386, 387. ANN ELLIOTT and MARY FISHER were indicted for stealing one black crape gown, value 4 s. one black stuff gown, value 2 s. two brown camblet gowns, value 8 s. three brass candlesticks, value 4 s. a whiteWilliam Alloway , April 10th .
(The witnesses were examined apart at the request of the prisoner.)
I am a coachman and live in Liquor Pond-street : on the 10th of last April I lost the gowns and the other things mentioned in the indictment out of a box in my room; I saw them about half an hour before I missed them; I have never found any of them since the prisoners were in my room to see my wife's mother, who lay dead at the time and was buried that evening.
When? - Upon the 10th of April, between 6 and 7 o'clock.
Was the other prisoner with her? - I don't know.
Do you know what was in the bundle? - I do not.
When did you see her with the bundle? - The 10th of April, to the best of my knowledge.
Where did you see her? - In Laystall-street; something rattled in the bundle, and the bundle appeared to be black.
What time of day was it? - About 7 o'clock at night as near as I can guess.
I went to the burial of the prosecutor's mother-in-law; the things mentioned in the indictment were left in the apartment.
What day was that? - The 10th of April, I believe: the things were pulled off and laid in a box and the undertaker put the cloak on the box; the undertaker locked the door after us and put the key in his pocket; he followed us down stairs; when we returned, he was the first that went up stairs; when he got up, he said the door was broke open; the prisoners were in the room before we went to the funeral; they knew the woman that was deceased some years I believe.
The prisoners were not put upon their defence.
BOTH NOT GUILTY .