Sarah Johnston.
5th November 1716
Reference Numbert17161105-4
VerdictGuilty > theft under 5s
SentenceMiscellaneous > branding

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Sarah Johnston of the Parish of St. James Clerkenwell , Spinster , was indicted for privately stealing from Thomas Boxford ,5 silver Spoons, value 40s. a Silver Salt, value 12 s. a silver Taster, value 3s. 6 Gold Rings, value 4 l. the Goods of Thomas Boxford, on the 10th of October last. Eliz Boxford deposed, that the Prisoner living in an Apartment in the same House, had often seen where she laid the said plate when she went out. Thomas Boxford depos'd that at his going out to Work, his Wife being abroad likewise, he lock'd his Door, and at his return found it so, but the things missing. The Constable deposed, that when he went to apprehend her, she was hid in the Cieling, and own'd the Fact before a Justice, and that she sold them to one Partridge. Elizabeth Boxford , jun. deposed that the Prisoner, while in Newgate, offered to help her to her Wedding-Ring, and some other Things, for a Crown. All which she denied upon her Tryal. The Jury considering the matter, brought her in Guilty to the Value of 4 s.10 d .

[Branding. See summary.]


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