Sarah Wise.
5th April 1758
Reference Numbert17580405-36
VerdictGuilty
SentenceMiscellaneous > branding

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192. (L). Sarah, wife of Abraham Wise was indicted for that she, on the 25th of March , being servant to William Vaughan , who upon trust and confidence in her, trusted to her as his servant six guineas the money of the said William, safely to keep, the said Sarah, the same day of the year, withdrew herself from her said master with an intent to steal the same, and convert it to her own use . +

Rebecca Anne Vaughan . My husband's name is William. I have known the prisoner nine years, she lived with me twice. On Easter evening I trusted her with six guineas to get changed into silver, and told her if she could not get it all changed, some half guineas would do. I never saw her since till now.

Q. What is your employ?

R. Vaughan. I keep a publick house in Cheapside.

Q. Have you had any of your money again?

Vaughan. I have had a guinea and a half since.

Edmond Davis . I am constable. On Monday last, about two or three o'clock, Mr. Vaughan brought me a warrant from my Lord-mayor, backed by Mr. Pen. We went into Swan-alley and found the prisoner, there he gave me charge of her. I asked her what she had done with the six guineas; she said she had made use of one. I asked her where were the rest; she took out some money in a paper from her breast, and delivered it to me; when it was opened there were a guinea and a half of it. She said she had but three farthings more, having purchased two shifts, two handkerchiefs and three aprons.

The prisoner did not say any thing in her defence.

Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]


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