Offence: Theft > grand larceny
Punishment: Imprisonment > hard labour
544. MARY LUCAS was indicted for stealing a silver shoe-buckle, value 5 s. a stuff shoe, value 1 s. a linen shirt, value 5 s. a linen sheet, value 3 s. and a pair of cotton stockings , the property of David Bagshaw , June 10th .
I live in Tothil-street . The prisoner was my servant . The things mentioned in the indictment were stolen out of my box; I had opened my box while she was present. I went down stairs and left her in the room; she brought me the key of the door down. I missed the things; in an hour after she went out and never came back again. We took her up about a week after. She confessed the fact. She had the buckle then upon her.
It is nothing but spite and malice, I know nothing of it.
GUILTY . To be confined in the house of correction and kept to hard labour for 6 months .
Tried by the First Middlesex Jury before Mr. Baron HOTHAM.