11th May 1785
Reference Numbert17850511-33
VerdictNot Guilty

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554. MARY WOOD was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 19th of March last, one silk and cotton striped waistcoat with silver basket buttons, value 20 s. four

linen shirts, value 10 s. four pair of nankeen breeches, value 20 s. a white waistcoat, value 5 s. two pair of drawers, value 2 s. one pair of black silk breeches, value 12 s. a pair of white cotton stockings, value 3 s. the property of Charles Price , in his dwelling house .


I lost the things at different times out of my chambers in Barnard's Inn , they were left in my custody for my brother, to take care of, the prisoner attended my chambers as laundress .

What were the value of the things? - The making alone of the whole of the things cost twenty-four pounds, they were lost at different times, from the 1st of February to the latter end of March; my brother is an attorney, I am in the law myself, clerk to my brother; the first thing I found was at Mr. Cottrell's, a Pawnbroker, in Shoe-lane, I have not found anything else to produce.

- BLADON sworn.

I am a journeyman to Mr. Cottrell, a pawnbroker; here is a marcella waistcoat, value 6 s. a pair of nankeen breeches, and a pair of drawers which I took in of the prisoner; I am sure of the prisoner, she came in frequently, and used to redeem them again.

(The things deposed to.)

Price. I cannot positively swear to any of the things.

Court. Then there is an end to the business.


Tried by the London Jury before Mr. Baron PERRYN.

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