Martha Shorter.
11th July 1694
Reference Numbert16940711-36

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Martha Shorter was tried for picking the Pocket of one John Carter in Smithfield near Clothfair Gate , of 12 s. 6 d. on the 7th Instant ; she met him, and put her hand into his Pocket and took out the Money; saying I never saw such a man as you are; and you are the strongest man that ever I saw in my life. She made a rambling Story, and a great noise in her defence, but she had no manner of witness for her Reputation, it was so bad; She was found guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

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