Jane Magloughlin, Elizabeth Brown.
16th September 1761
Reference Numbert17610916-33
SentenceMiscellaneous > branding; Transportation

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253. (M.) Jane Magloughlin , and Elizabeth Brown , spinsters , were indicted for stealing 24 yards of blue and white cheque, value

1 s. and two coloured linnen aprons, value 2 s. the property of John Mackminedy , July 17 .~

John Mackminedy . I keep a linnen-draper's shop at Shadwell . On the 17th of July, the two prisoners came into my shop, pretending to buy a pair of stockings; and instead of that, they took 24 yards of cheque in one piece, and two handkerchiefs, and made off. Though I did not see them take the goods, they were found upon them.

John Knightly . I live near the prosecutor, I heard him say he was robbed I saw several people running, I ran and saw a man had got hold of two handkerchiefs. I laid hold of the prisoner Brown. Then I was informed there was another, and she was run cross the way, and got up a pair of stairs. I pursued, but before I came to her, I found this piece of checque, [ Produced in court, and deposed to by the prosecutor ] she had throw'd it into an entry. Then I went and found the prisoner, that is Magloughlin, on a pair of stairs, near the checque.

John Pilkington . I heard the prosecutor had been robbed. I went and took Magloughlin, with these two handkerchiefs under her cloak. [Produced and deposed to by the prosecutor.]

Elizabeth Hughes . I live in Elbow-lane. I heard a great noise of stop thief. I saw Magloughlin, running with a piece of checque, and throw it down at the door, near a green-shop, and Mr. Knightly picked it up. I saw Elizabeth Brown running too.

The two prisoners denied knowing any thing of the things, or even ing in the prosecutor's stop.

Both Guilty .

[Maghoughlin: Branding. See summary.]

[Brown: Transportation. See summary.]

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