Elizabeth Wardell, Sarah Pollock.
25th February 1747
Reference Numbert17470225-39
VerdictNot Guilty

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174, 175 Elizabeth Wardell and Sarah Pollock were indicted for stealing 15 Guineas in Gold, and 8 s. in Silver , the Property of Jacob Forecast , who deposed that Elizabeth Wardell was the Person who robbed him of a Green Silk Purse, and 15 Guineas in Gold, and 8 s. in Silver, as he was in Bed with her, at a House in Petticoat lane ; he went to Bed with Elizabeth Wardell about 12 o'Clock, and was waked by the other Prisoner, Sarah Pollock , who came into the Room with a Candle in her Hand, and teazed him to give her some Money for a Dram, while Wardell took his Breeches from under the Pillow; upon missing his Money he charged the Watch with them both, and they were sent to the Compter, where Pollock told the Prosecutor, that she believed one Sarah Banks had his Money. The Prisoners in their Defence denied the Fact: and Wardell said, as she was going of an Errand, the Prosecutor picked her up, and would go home with her; but she knew nothing of his Money. They called three or four People to their Character; and there being no Evidence against them but the Prosecutor, who gave a very same Account of the Matter (and having no Manner of Forecast, according to his Name, otherwise, perhaps, he might have saved his Money) the Jury acquitted them.


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