11th September 1782
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555. MARY WALKER was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 8th of September , a silver watch, value 40 s. and a steel watch chain, value 6 d. the goods of John Tomkins .


The 8th of this month about eleven at night I was going home to Oxford market, and going up Fleet-street I saw the prisoner, she asked me to go with her, I told her I would not; she walked with me hold by my arm, when we came to the Bell Inn, I felt her unbutton my breeches pocket, and attempt to take out my money, I prevented her; I went on a little further with her and I felt her take my watch out of my pocket, I heard the watch rattle against a watch-box and saw it on the ground, I took it up and put it in my pocket.

(The watch produced.)

Prisoner. I never saw the watch.


Transportation for seven years .

Tried by the second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron HOTHAM .

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