Sarah Palmer.
25th February 1756
Reference Numbert17560225-1
VerdictGuilty > theft under 5s
SentenceTransportation

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108. (L.) Sarah Palmer , spinster , was indicted for stealing 30 yards of calimanco, value 25 s. the goods of John Gray , privately in his warehouse , Feb. 3 . ++

John Gray . I am not certain to the day I lost my calimanco, but I found 30 yards of half yard calimanco in the prisoner's room, in her box; she was my servant.

Q. What are you ?

Gray. I am a warehouse-keeper.

Q. How came you to suspect her?

Gray. I had information she had taken away other goods, so in searching her box I found this piece, ( producing it) it is my property.

Q. What did she say upon your finding it?

Gray. She owned she had it in her box the night before I search'd for it.

Q. How long had she been your servant?

Gray. Betwixt 4 and 5 months.

Q. Where was it taken from?

Gray. From out of my warehouse.

Q. Where do you live?

Gray. I live in Castle-court, Lawrence-lane.

William Kemp . I am constable, Mr. Gray charged me with the prisoner, on suspicion of robbing his warehouse. I took her to the compter; the next day she desired to come to her master's house; I took her there, she opened the box and took out this piece of calimanco, and said it was her master's property.

Prisoner's defence.

I saw this piece at the bottom of the stairs, I took it and put it in my box and intended to give it my master the next day, but forgot it.

Guilty 4 s. 10 d.

[Transportation. See summary.]


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