Mary Bently.
9th September 1696
Reference Numbert16960909-33
VerdictGuilty
SentenceMiscellaneous > branding

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Mary Bently of the Parish of St. Giles's in the Fields , was Indicted for feloniously stealing from Nicholas Lacy , on the 24th of July last, a Crape Gown. Petticoat, a Holland Smock, an Embroidered Purse with a Dollar in it, and divers other Goods . It appeared that she was a Lodger in the House, and was desired by Mrs. Lacy to look after her Husband that was Lunatick, but taking her advantage, carried away the said Goods, which she did confess before the Justice when taken, but denied it upon her Trial, and said, that the Goods were Lent her, but could not prove it, neither could she call any Persons to her Reputation. The Jury found her Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]


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