Sarah Wittall.
27th February 1696
Reference Numbert16960227-31
VerdictGuilty
SentenceDeath > respited for pregnancy

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Sarah Wittall , of the Parish of Saint Clements Danes , was indicted for picking the Pocket of Robert Patterson of a Leather Purse, value 1 d. 13 Guineas, and 40 Shillings in Money numbred on the 1st of February last . The Prisoner desired the Prosecutor to drink a Glass of Wine, which he accordingly did; and being together, she pickt his Pocket, and went her ways; but being pursued, the Money was found in her Stocking: The Prisoner alledged that he gave it her to lye with her, but it did not avail her; and being a Person of ill Reputation; the Jury found her guilty .

[Death -respited for pregnancy. See summary.]


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