Elizabeth Lawler.
30th May 1718
Reference Numbert17180530-7
VerdictGuilty > theft under 1s

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Elizabeth Lawler , of St. Giles's in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing the Carcass of a Lamb, value 12 s. the Property of Thomas Kotum , the 3d of May last. The Prosecutor deposed, that the Lamb hanging at his Shop, was carried away by the Prisoner , and that she being pursued was apprehended with the Lamb under her Arm. The Prisoner pleaded that she was disorder'd in her Head and crazy, and did not know what she did nor how she came by it. The Prosecutor owned indeed that she was drunk; but this Disorder did not excuse her, the Jury found her Guilty to the Value of 10 d. Transportation for 7 Years .

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