Sarah Fennell.
15th January 1767
Reference Numbert17670115-28
VerdictGuilty > theft under 1s
SentenceCorporal > whipping

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119. (M.) Sarah Fennell , widow , was indicted for stealing eight yards of callimanco, value 10 s. and eight yards of stuff lining , the property of Thomas Leach , Dec. 4 . ||

Thomas Leach . I live in King-street, Seven Dials . On the 1st of last month I employed the prisoner in quilting ; on the 4th the prisoner was quilting a black callimanco petticoat in the shop above; about nine at night the prisoner and petticoat were gone. I found her at her father's in Parker's-lane, and she was put into the round-house; she sent me a letter afterwards, which she owned since she sent me; (it was read) the contents were that the coat was pawned in Clare-street, Clare-market, for 11 s. in the name of Sarah Johnson , and that, she was going to sell herself. I went to the pawnbroker's and found the coat there.

Thomas Nash . I live with Mr. Spires, a pawnbroker in Clare-street; I took in this coat of a woman that came in the name of Johnson; (produced and deposed to.)

Prosecutor. The prisoner owned before Sir John Fielding she pledged the coat to this person; she knew him but he did not know her.

The prisoner said nothing in her defence.

Guilty, 10 d. W .


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