Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 7.2, 01 June 2016), April 1768, trial of Elizabeth Mould (t17680413-66).

Elizabeth Mould, Theft > grand larceny, 13th April 1768.

325. (M.) Elizabeth Mould , spinster , was indicted for stealing a copper tea-kettle, value 6 d. two check aprons, value 12 d. and half a pound of broken slint glass, value 1 d. the property of William Smith , March 23 . *

William Smith . I keep a public-house in Liquor-pond-street ; I lost a saucepan on the 21st of March, two aprons on the 22nd, and on the 23d the prisoner came in again, as she had the other two days; I followed her out, and found some broken glass in her apron; I charged her with the other things; she told me she had taken and pawned them at three different pawnbrokers, where I found them.

The things mentioned produced by the pawnbrokers, and deposed to by prosecutor.

Prisoner's defence.

I have nothing to say.

Guilty . B .