Eleanor Collins.
30th June 1714
Reference Numbert17140630-53
VerdictNot Guilty

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Eleanor Collins , of the Parish of St. Anne Westminster , was indicted for stealing a Gold Ring set with Diamonds, Value 8 l. and a Silver Snuff-Box, from the Person of Michael Coster , on the 20th of June . The Prosecutor swore, That going along the Hay-Market, he met the Prisoner, who ask'd him for a Bottle of Wine, and he went with her, and being in the Tavern, there came another Woman to them, and then he went home with them to their Lodging; where shewing them his Ring, the Prisoner snatch'd it from him, and gave it to the other, who would not return it, but who had his Snuff-Box he could not tell, tho' he was sure he had it in their Company; and a Friend of his got the Box and Ring again for three Guineas. She said it was the other Woman had the Ring from him, and that he did not accuse her at first; and having some Witnesses to her Reputation, she was acquitted .


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