Sarah Taylor.
15th January 1692
Reference Numbert16920115-23
VerdictNot Guilty

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Sarah Taylor was tryed, for privily stealing from one John Randale , a Lac'd Crevate, value 5 s. on the Third of November last, she met him in St. Paul's Church-Yard , about Eight a Clock at Night, and suddenly snatch't his Crevate from his Neck, and run away with it, crying ont murther; The Prisoner declared that the Prosecutor solicited her to go into a House with him, but she refusing, he seemed to force her, upon which, she cryed out; She called the Justice of Peace's Clerk, who said, that the Prosecutor gave but a very indifferent account of himself before his Master, and owned to one of the Family that he did usually divert himself by picking up Women in the Streets: The Prisoner furthermore, called some others who said, that she was a Sempster , and wrought hard for her Livelihood, and that she was never Reputed to be a Person of such a Character; so she was acquitted .

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