Catherine Riley.
6th September 1769
Reference Numbert17690906-78
VerdictGuilty > theft under 1s
SentenceCorporal > whipping

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512. (M.) Catherine Riley , spinster, was indicted for stealing a copper tea-kettle, value 5 s. the property of Nathaniel Lowrey , July 8 . ++

Nathaniel Lowrey . I am a poor watchman . On the 8th of July the prisoner came to inquire after a woman that had lodged in my house, and sat down a little while. When I was going out, I said she must go out, as I must lock the door. As soon as she was gone I missed my tea-kettle. I went and got a warrant from Justice Fielding, and when she was before him, she said she fell asleep in Bedford-row, and somebody stole the tea-kettle from her there. I never got it again.

Prisoner's Defence.

I know nothing about the kettle. I did not take it.

Guilty 10 d. W .

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