5th April 1780
Reference Numbert17800405-20
VerdictGuilty > theft under 1s
SentenceCorporal > whipping

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178. MARY SMITH was indicted for stealing a quart pewter pot, value 1 s. the property of Andrew Mayor , March 22d .


I lost a pewter quart pot on the 22d of March. I can only speak to the property.


I keep a publick-house in Robinhood-court . On the 22d of March, about five o'clock, the prisoner was going by my house. My wife said she suspected she was going to steal some of our pots. I saw her go into a house opposite where there was a pot standing in the passage. She came out, I laid hold of her and said, she had something which was not her own. She said she had not. I opened her cloak and found this quart pot; and in her apron I found another quart pot and a pint pot. I sent for Mr. Mayor, his name was upon this pot.

(The pot was produced in court and deposed to by the prosecutor.)


Going by I saw the pot stand, and was going to carry it home.

GUILTY of stealing to the value 10 d.

Tried by the London Jury before Mr. RECORDER.

[Whipping. See summary.]

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