Sarah Jones.
28th June 1758
Reference Numbert17580628-29
VerdictGuilty > theft under 1s

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248. (M.) Sarah Jones , spinster , was indicted for stealing two linen sheets, value 5 s. the property of Anne Bates , the same being in a lodging room let by contract, &c . +

Anne Bates . The prisoner at the bar took a lodging of me at 18 d. per week; as she was gone out, I went up to sweep my rooms, and make my beds, and I miss'd one sheet from off her bed. She came home and lay in her bed that night, and I took her up the next morning; then she had the other sheet concealed under her petticoats. She fell on her knees, and acknowledged she took them, and said it was done through necessity; she owned she sold the other to an old-cloaths woman in Monmouth-street when she was before justice Welch.

Prisoner's defence.

I lay there two or three nights; I was very much in liquor, and know nothing of the sheets laid to my charge.

Guilty 10 d .

[Transportation. See summary.]

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