Elizabeth Collier.
13th January 1749
Reference Numbert17490113-3
VerdictGuilty > theft under 5s

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95. Elizabeth Collier , spinster, late of St. Clement's Danes , was indicted for stealing 6 yards of long lawn, val. 36 s. the property of Joseph Burnthwate , Jan. 6 .

Joseph Barnthwate . I am a linen-draper the prisoner came to my shop the 6th of Jan. she ask'd me to see a coarse handkerchief of about 10 d. price; these handkerchiefs lay just behind me, and while I was turn'd round to reach them down, she took a remnant of long lawn; I miss'd it, but she was just gone; I followed her, and took hold of her, and found by taking up her cloak, it was under her right arm.

Guilty 4 s. 10 d.

[Transportation. See summary.]

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