SUSAN O'BRIAN, Theft > petty larceny, 5th December 1781.

Reference Number: t17811205-49
Offence: Theft > petty larceny
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Corporal > private whipping
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57. SUSAN O'BRIAN was indicted for stealing a pewter pint pot, value 10 d. the goods of John Moore .

John James Moore deposed, that he was a publican in Playhouse-yard, Black Friars , that he lost a pewter pint the 7th of November , about five o'clock in the afternoon, out of his tap-room; his servants and the people in the tap-room saw it taken, and he saw the constable take it from the prisoner; several were found upon her, one was the property of a man that keeps the Cock upon Ludgate Hill.

Prisoner. I don't know how I came by it, I was much in liquor.

To the Prosecutor. Did she appear in liquor? - No.

Richard Mardell , the Constable, deposed, that he found the pots upon her; she did not appear much in liquor; that Mr. Moore took a good deal of pains to find out her character, and he found her to be a very bad woman.

PRISONER's DEFENCE.

I don't know how I came by them, I was in liquor; I never was in custody of such a thing in my life.

GUILTY .

To be privately whipped , and discharged.

Tried by the London Jury, before Mr. BARON HOTHAM .


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