Sarah Williams.
30th August 1727
Reference Numbert17270830-34
VerdictNot Guilty

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Sarah Williams , of St. Dunstan's Stephney , was indicted for stealing 2 Stuff Curtains and 2 Iron Pots, to the Value of 6s. on the 16th of August last the Goods of William Smith . the Prosecutor, instead of appearing against her began with giving her a good Character, saying she Rented a Room in his House, and behaved herself very honestly; but being obliged to given an Account what he brought her there for, said, he did believe her Poverty, which was extream, had occasioned her take the Things, or it might be her Son, who was a loose Liver. might come to see her and take them away; however it was, the Court compassionately considering the Prisoner as an Object of Charity, acquitted and discharged her.

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