Mary Wood.
3rd September 1719
Reference Numbert17190903-4

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Mary Wood , of Alhallows the Less , was indicted for feloniously stealing half a Guinea and 2 Holland Necks from John Tennant on the 18th of July last. The Prosecutor deposed that he was a Ticket Porter , and having been at work on the Keys, went to an Alehouse in Bear Lane by the Custom-house to drink, and sat in the Publick Room; that the Prisoner sat down by him, and he pulling out his Money (half a Guinea and a Sixpence) to pay his Reckoning she clapt hold of the half Guinea, put it into her Mouth and sollowed it; and pickt the two Necks out of his Pocket. The Prisoner in her Defence said, that the Prosecutor ask'd her to whip him, and brought Rods; that she did whip him behind, and he not being contented with that, gave her half a Guinea to whip him before. But the Jury not believing her, and the two Necks being found upon her, found her Guilty . Transportation .

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