ANN TAYLOR, ELIZABETH CARTER.
12th September 1792
Reference Numbert17920912-81
VerdictGuilty; Not Guilty
SentenceMiscellaneous > fine; Imprisonment

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439. ANN TAYLOR and ELIZABETH CARTER , alias TURNER was indicted for stealing, on the 30th day of August , one canvas bag, value 2 d. four guineas, one half guinea, and eight shillings in monies numbered , the property of James Oram .

JAMES ORAM sworn.

I am a waggoner , and a married man ,

The prisoners picked my pocket; on the 30th of August, I went to a public house, and was returning home about a quarter past ten at night; I was as sober as I am this instant; we had only three pints between two of us; the prisoners followed me into the gateway of the King's Arms; Holborn Bridge , which is an inn for waggons, where I come to; they kept inviting me home to their lodgings: they both were together; they kept pulling up my frock, and feeling about my pockets and trying to get my purse; this was under the first gateway, and Taylor took my purse out of my pocket, I felt her take it; there were four guineas and a half and several shillings; I saw my money at the public house, and counted it; then the prisoners ran away; there was a lamp close by; I never saw them before; I laid hold of Taylor before they were out of my sight; I never got my purse again; they both continued pulling me about; Carter was stopped about a minute afterwards; I am sure it was Carter; I am sure I refused to go home with them; I could not get rid of them.

Prisoner. We know nothing of it.

The prisoner Carter called one witness to her character.

ANN TAYLOR , GUILTY .

Fined 1 s. and imprisoned three months .

ELIZ. CARTER, NOT GUILTY .


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