Jeane Bates, Theft > grand larceny, 3rd April 1695.

Reference Number: t16950403-14
Offence: Theft > grand larceny
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Death
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Jeane Bates alias Clark was Tryed, for that she did on the the 29th. day of January last, steal from Peter Courtney Gentleman , six Silver Spoons value 52 s. 6 d. 4 Forks 38 s. 4 Salts 24 s. 2 Porringers 5 l. 1 Pepper Bok 30 s. a Mustard-pot 40 s. a Sugar-Box 40 s. 3 Yards of Velvet 3 l. 8 s. a Scarf 13 s. &c. Mrs. Courtney swore first, that she hired the Prisoner by the name of Betty Lambert on the 26th of January last, and having stayed with her about four days, the Closet was broke open where the Plate was, and the Plate was stole, at the very same time she absented her Service; she had nothing to say in her defence, but denied that she was ever hired with Madam Courtney; but her hand being search, it was found Branded, tho' a young Woman, yet an old Offender; for another Gentlewoman appear'd in Court against her, who declared that she Robbed her some time since, when she was her Servant ; and Mr. Courtneys Clerk swore, that she was hired to be a Servant to his Mistress, tho' she denied the Fact aforesaid; she was found Guilty of the Felony.

[Death. See summary.]

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