Mary Loyd.
2nd July 1735
Reference Numbert17350702-43
VerdictNot Guilty

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53. Mary Loyd , was indicted for stealing a Shift, an Apron, a Handkerchief, a Mob, and a Tortoise Shell Snuff Box with a Silver Rim , the Goods of William Gordon , June 15 .

The Prosecutor and his Wife were burnt out at the Fire in Cecil Court, and afterwards took Lodgings in Cranbourn Alley , the Prisoner was their Servant , she recommended herself to them by a Letter of her own forging in the Name of a Gentlewoman of Credit. She went away while the Prosecutor and his

Wife were gone from home. When they returned they mist their Goods. In a few Days she was taken with the Goods upon her, and being brought to the Prosecutor's House, she pulled them all off and returned them. It appeared that she had a very ill Character, and the Jury acquitted her.

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