Elizabeth Whigley.
7th September 1715
Reference Numbert17150907-20
VerdictsGuilty
SentencesDeath > respited for pregnancy

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Elizabeth Whigley , of the Parish of St. Giles Cripplegate , Spinster , was indicted for breaking the House of John Holdeway , and stealing thence 1 Stuff Gown and Petticoat, and other Goods, to the value of 35 s. no body being therein , on the 20th of August last

She was a 2d Time indicted for stealing 1 Gown and Petticoat, 2 Shirts, and 2 Wastcoat, to the value of 42 s. the Goods of Samuel Freeman , out of Holdeway's House, the Door being left lock'd . Freeman depos'd, he lost the Goods mention'd in the Indictment, which his Wife found upon the Prisoner, who having Notice of some suspicious Persons, went to the Place where they were, and found the Prisoner, who had Picklock Keys in her Pocket at the Time when she was taken. Mrs. Holdeway depos'd. That some of her Goods too were found upon her. The Prisoner said she was desired to carry them for another, but could not prove it; and having some of the Goods upon her back, the Jury found her Guilty of Felony and Burglary .

[Death -respited for pregnancy. See summary.]


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