Katherine Clark, Frances Haydon.
16th January 1723
Reference Numbert17230116-18
VerdictNot Guilty

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Katherine Clark and Frances Haydon of the Parish of St. Giles's in the Fields , were indicted for privately stealing 9 s. from the Person of William Hancock , the 13th of January . The Prosecutor depos'd, That having been at Market and bought a Joint of Meat, he was met by Katherine Clark, that she beat the Meat out of his Hand, and while he was stooping, to take it up, he felt her Hand at his Pocket, and miss'd his Money; that Francis Haydon stood a little way off, and the Prisoner, Katherine Clark, made up to her. Katherine Clark, in her Defence, deny'd the Fact, and said, The Prosecutor would have pick'd her up, ask'd her to go to drink with him, and offer'd to give her Three Pence to lie with her, which because she would not consent to, he charg'd her with picking his Pocket. The Jury acquitted them.

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