7th September 1774
Reference Numbert17740907-89
VerdictNot Guilty; Guilty

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662, 663. (L.) HANNAH MACARTY and HANNAH BELL were indicted for stealing two linen gowns, value 20 s. a linen tablecloth, value 2 s. two silk and cotton handkerchiefs, value 3 s. a sattin cloak, value 7 s. a linen shift, value 2 s. three linen aprons, value 2 s. a linen napkin, value 6 d. a linen sheet, value 2 s. a silk handkerchief, value 2 s. seven yards of printed cotton cloth, value 7 s. and eight yards of silk lace, value 8 s. the property of Ann Stevenson , widow , Aug. 14 . ~

Ann Stevenson . I keep a public house ; the prisoner was employed by me as a nurse during a long illness; came the latter end of July, and staid four weeks; I paid her for her attendance 5 s. 3 d. a week; I missed some things; being ill and not having an opportunity of looking over my things, my suspicion was raised from the prisoner (Macarty) having a linen handkerchief of mine about her neck; on being challenged with that handkerchief, she owned it was mine. I missed on the 15th of August, a gown, and a great many other things, and went to Mr. Bruin's, a pawnbroker's on Snow-hill; there I found many things that are mentioned in the indictment; Bell had the silk handkerchief; Bell had slept one night in the house.

James Gattey . I am servant to Mr. Bruin, the pawnbroker; both the prisoners pawned goods at different times with me; the prosecutor came to enquire concerning some things; Bell was the person that pawned these things (particularizing some of them); they were all pawned as was usual with them in the name of Macarty; I don't know that any of the things produced were pawned by Macarty herself.

George Black produced two gowns, two handkerchiefs, and a table cloth, which were delivered to him. (The things deposed to by the prosecutor.)

The prisoner, Bell, in her defence, denied the charge.

There being no evidence to affect Macarty, she was not put upon her defence.

Bell called six witnesses, who gave her a good character.

MACARTY acquitted .

BELL guilty . T .

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