Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 7.2, 28 April 2015), June 1692, trial of Timothy Caroll (t16920629-31).

Timothy Caroll, Theft > grand larceny, Theft > grand larceny, 29th June 1692.

Timothy Caroll was Tryed upon two Indictments. the first for feloniously taking away from Reb. Scaret a Cloth-Coat with Silver-plate Buttons, value 8 l. The Second for a Trespass, in taking from her three Gold-Rings, value 3 l. as to the Rings, she said, that he came up into the Chamber, and took the Rings off her Finger, pretending Love to her, calling her his Dear, and after that he took a Mill'd half Crown out of her Pocket, and pretended to Marry her on the Morrow, and so not performing the Bargain she took him up for Robbing of her: The Prisoner said that she gave him the Rings freely off her self, without any force, and that she allow'd him to wear the Coat for three or four Hours together in her own House; The Taylor that made the Coat swore that he did it by her order, and that she paid him the Money for it, at her House in Liquor-Pond-street ; all this was very evidently made out, so that after a long Tryal, the Prisoner was acquitted of both Indictments.