Elizabeth Broom.
14th January 1698
Reference Numbert16980114-47
VerdictNot Guilty

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Elizabeth Broom, alias Scotman , was Indicted for feloniously stealing from Sir George Downing , Baronet , on the 22d of October , one black-coloured Weather Sheep, value 10s. the Evidence deposed, that the Sheep was seen on the Prosecutor's Ground in the Morning, and was miss'd before Night; and that the Prisoner's Husband was seen that day on the Ground, who, it was supposed, carry'd away the Goods; which being kill'd, part of the Sheep was found in the Prisoner's custody, which she endeavour'd to conceal. But there being no positive Evidence that the Prisoner stole the Goods, she was Acquitted .

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