Sarah Vince, Margaret Stephenson.
14th January 1687
Reference Numbert16870114-23

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Sarah Vince and Margaret Stephenson , of the Parish of Stepney , were both Indicted for stealing, on the 27th, of December last, three Dowlas Shirts, value 5 s. two Wastcoats, value 18 d. one pair of Sheets, value 5 s. two Tablecloaths with other Goods of small value , from one William Maston . The Evidence against the Prisoner was Maston, &c. who declared that he and his Family being abroad, upon their Return about six a Clock at Night, found the door open, and making search for the Thief, found the two Prisoners not far from the house, standing in a Corner, hiding themselves, and the aforesaid Goods in Vince's Apron: Vince said that the Goods were brought to her house by one Martha Davis , and she was a going to carry them home to a Neighbours, whose they were, but the Prosecutor swearing the Goods were his, and Vince being known to be an Old Thief, they were both found Guilty of Felony.

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