11th October 1676
Reference Numbert16761011-11

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A Woman that had several times troubled the Court at former Sessions, was now brought in again; the Crime she was charged with being thus: She had for some time lodged at a house in St. Sepulchres Parish , and on the 22th February last taking an opportunity, whilst her Landlord and his Wife were gone forth to a Funeral, cut away the posts of the door where they used to lie, and with a piece of Iron put back the Spring-lock, and stole away a silver Cup to the value of 5l. a Tankard worth 9l. and several other Goods, wearing Apparel, &c. There came in Evidence against her, that they saw a light in the Chamber where the Robbery was committed at the same time, and Knock'd at the door, but no body would answer; and that immediately after she was seen to come out of the house with a bundle or a heap in her Apron, &c. After Conviction she pleaded her Belly, but a Jury of Matrons gave in their Verdict that she was not with Childe .

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