John Rigway, Sarah Rigway.
10th December 1712
Reference Numbert17121210-11
VerdictGuilty > theft under 1s; Not Guilty
SentenceCorporal > whipping

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John and Sarah Rigway of the Parish of St. Mary Abchurch were indicted for privily stealing 11 Silk Handkerchiefs , the Goods of Francis Drickill , on the fifth instant. The Evidence depos'd, That the Prisoner came into the Shop pretending to buy, and found an Opportunity to steal the Handkerchiefs, which were found upon the Woman in the Shop. She said in her Defence, that she only had them in her Hands to measure them, and had not concealed them; and he said he went into the Shop to look upon Cadis, and offer some to sale, being a Cadis-Weaver, and that the Prosecutor would have made it up for 6 Pounds. They had some Witnesses to their Reputation, but it being sworn plain against the Woman, she was found guilty to the value of 10 d. and the Man acquitted .

[Whipping. See summary.]

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