Elizabeth Doyle, Frances Doyle.
28th August 1723
Reference Numbert17230828-2
VerdictGuilty > theft under 1s
SentenceTransportation

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Elizabeth wife of Frances Doyle , of the Parish of St. Martin Orgars , was indicted for privately stealing a Silver Snuff-box, from the Person of William Wilson , the first of August last. The Prosecutor depos'd, That he going to take Water at the Old Swan , there happened to be a Crowd, occasioned by a Wager to be row'd for; and standing up, the Prisoner stood by him, and he lost his Snuff-box out of his Pocket; and two Persons came to him and acquainted him the Prisoner had pick'd his Pocket, and following her they apprehended her. Lawrence James depos'd, That he saw the Prisoner very busy in the Crowd, and suspecting her, he watch'd her, saw her stoop at the Prosecutor's Feet, and perceiv'd she took up something; upon which he ask'd the Prosecutor if he had lost any Thing, and he reply'd, he had lost his Snuff-box. Esther Mortimer depos'd, That she saw her have the Prosecutor's Snuff-box in her right Hand, and gave it an Old Man in a Cinnamon colour'd Coat, and said, There is all I have got, and went away. The Prosecutor's depos'd, The Box was afterwards sent to his Lodgings, while he was abroad, by a Porter, and he produc'd it in Court. The Prisoner deny'd the Fact. The Jury found her guilty to the Value of 10 d. Transportation .


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