Elizabeth Boyle.
7th April 1714
Reference Numbert17140407-31
VerdictsGuilty; Guilty

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Elizabeth Boyle , of the Parish of St. Mary-le Bone , was indicted for stealing 3 Suits of Head Cloaths a Bible and other Goods out of the House of Daniel Whitfield , on the 17th of March last. The Witnesses swore, That the Prisoner came and call'd for a Pint of Drink, but would not sit in the Kitchen, pretending she had sore Eyes, and that Room was too light for her; whereupon she was had into another Room, where the Goods were in a Chest of Drawers, which she open'd, and took them out. Mrs. Whitfield having Notice she was taken, went to her, and she presently fell a Swearing at her. Did she come for her Bible? and ask'd what she valu'd her things at, She deny'd it all at her Tryal, and behav'd her self very rudely; but cou'd say nothing to the purpose, whereupon the Jury found her Guilty .

She was a 2d, time indicted for stealing 2 Gold Rings, value 30 s. and other Goods value 40 s. out of the Dwelling house of Mary Lambert on the 23d of March last. The Prosecutor depos'd. The Prisoner took a Lodging of her, and was to come to it the Tuesday following; but she came on the Monday Night, and the next Morning betimes went away with the Goods. Being describ'd, and enquir'd after by the Name of Betty the Cook, she was in 3 hours time taken, and part of the Goods found upon her. She had nothing material to offer in her Defence and is known to be a very notorious Offender; so she was found Guilty of this Indictment also.

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