Elizabeth Starr, Elizabeth Perry.
9th September 1696
Reference Numbert16960909-24
VerdictGuilty
SentenceDeath > respited for pregnancy

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Elizabeth Starr, alias Oshorne , and Elizabeth Perry , both of the Parish of St. Andrews Holbourn , was indicted for Robbing one Richard Gurney , of a Linnen Portmanteau and Wooden Box, with 540 yards of Bone-Lace, on the 22th of June last . It appeared that as he was going up Snow Hill, he did meet the two Women, who asked him, If he sold Lace? and he replied, Yes; then they went to the Golden Ball in Hoster-lane, but pretending that they had no Money, they desired him to go home with them, and they would give ready Money for a good parcel of it; Then they went to Saffron-Hill , and going along, a Man came behind him with a Handkerchief, and had like to have strangled him, and the two Woman took his Goods, and went away. It was further proved, that they did Sell part of the Lace for 12 d. a yard, as much as came to 20 l. The Prisoners denied the Fact, and said that they did know nothing of it, and that the Prosecutor would needs drink with them, which they did consent to, and a while after they went their ways; it did not avail them, and they were known to be Offenders. The Jury found them both Guilty .

[Death -respited for pregnancy. See summary.]


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