Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 7.2, 30 May 2016), February 1717, trial of Abel Ball (t17170227-25).

Abel Ball, Theft > grand larceny, 27th February 1717.

Abel Ball , of St. Giles Cripplegate , was indicted for stealing from Mary Pomfree two Handkerchiefs value 2 s. the 28th of January last. The prosecutor depos'd that going along Aldersgate street with her Daughter, the Prisoner came up to them, knock'd her down and pulled off the Handkerchief and ran away. The Daughter deposed the same, and that she followed the Prisoner and took him. The Fact being plainly proved, the Jury found him Guilty .

[Death. See summary.]