Mary Jones.
23rd February 1757
Reference Numbert17570223-34
VerdictGuilty
SentenceTransportation

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129. (M.) Mary Jones , widow , was indicted for stealing nineteen yards of linen cloth, value 4 s. 6 d. the property of Thomas Law , Feb. 4 . ++

Richard Law . I am servant to my brother Thomas Law . The prisoner came into our shop, and asked for three quarters of a yard of cheque. I had sold a customer eight pieces of Irish. Then I went to serve the prisoner. When she was gone I missed a piece of Irish, which was tied up ready to send to the customer that had just bought it. I called after the prisoner. She ran away, and I after her, and took and brought her back. I call'd my sister down stairs, and she found it under the prisoner's petticoats.

Elizabeth Law . I searched the prisoner, and found this piece of cloth. (Produced in court, and deposed to.)

The prisoner had nothing to say in her defence.

Guilty .

[Transportation. See summary.]


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