11th September 1782
Reference Numbert17820911-29
VerdictNot Guilty

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512. MARY TUCKER alias HUMPHRIES was indicted for stealing on the 26th of July last, one guinea, one half-guinea, and twelve shillings in monies numbered, the property of Robert Reed , privily from his person .


I know the prisoner, I was robbed by her on the 26th of July last, in Ely-place, Holborn ; I was going home, and going thro' into Hatton-Garden, there were two others in company with her, they all three followed me up the place; the prisoner put her arm around my neck, and hung very heavy upon me, the other two were pretty near behind me, she put her hand into my pocket, and pulled the money all out herself.

Court. Did she do it forcibly? - Yes, my Lord; I was sensible off it at the time, I lost a guinea and an half, and twelve shillings: I am sure the prisoner is the person, she gave it to the others, they ran away, and I secured her, the others then attempted to rescue her; there was a watchman in the box, I called to him, he said it was not in his district. She said I should be sent for a soldier, and that I had robbed her of a dollar and an half-crown piece, so we were both sent to prison. Next morning I was discharged.

Prisoner. He took me up a passage with intent to lay with me, and then said I robbed him, because I did not chuse to lay with him.

- WRIGHT sworn.

I am constable of the night, I took charge of her, and she gave charge of him; I found no property on her.

Prisoner. My Lord, I was going up Union-court, Holborn, he followed me, and asked to go with me, he took me up Ely-place, he did not like to be decent, and then said I robbed him; he used me extremely ill; there was nobody but us two. I have no witnesses.


Tried by the second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice ASHHURST.

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