Elizabeth Low.
14th October 1719
Reference Numbert17191014-1
VerdictGuilty
SentenceDeath > respited for pregnancy

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Elizabeth Low , of St. Magnus by London Bridge , was indicted for assaulting Joshua Stroud on the High Way, and taking from him, a Silver Snuff-Box, and Six Guineas , on the 17th of September last. The Prosecutor deposed that as he was going down Fish street-hill in order to take Water at Billinsgate to-go to Deptford, one came up to him and told him, there was a Gentleman at the Tavern would speak with him, and he having a Friend thereabouts thought it might be him, that he followed her through a Brandy Shop into a Room where the Prisoner and several others, Men and Women, were drinking; that he asked her what she brought him there for, and the Prisoner said he was a Green Horn, and should pay for a Noggin of Gin ; which he refused to do; and went out; that they followed him and set upon him, one held his Hands behind him, the Prisoner stopt his Mouth with her Hand (and he bit her Fingers) whilst the others risted him; that then they fleet, and he purso'd 'em; that he kept fight of the prisoner all the while, and followed her into the House and Cellar where she was taken. Five others deposed they saw her run into the House, and that they took-her in the Cellar. The Prosecutor was positive she was the same Person whose Fingers he bit. The Prisoner owned that her Fingers were bit; and in her Defence said, that she was drinking at the Brandy Shop an Hour before, and the Prosecutor came in with a strange Woman, took her about the Neck and forc'd her to drink a Dram; but this trifling Excuse did not avail her; the Jury found her Guilty . Death .


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