ELIZABETH BEBBY.
27th October 1802
Reference Numbert18021027-75
VerdictGuilty
SentenceImprisonment > newgate; Miscellaneous > fine

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822. ELIZABETH BEBBY was indicted so feloniously stealing, on the 27th of September , a coat, value 2s. 6d. a frock, value 1s. 6d. a sheet, value 5s. a bed-gown, value 6d. two pillow-cases, value 1s. 6d. a waistcoat, value 2s. a flat-iron, value 6d. and a petticoat, value 6d. the property of John Farrer .

JOHN FARRER sworn. - I live at No. 12. Great Swan-alley, Coleman-street , and am a journeyman tailor ; I hired the prisoner as a weekly servant , and she had lived with me about five months; she took my cloaths and my children's, and pawned them without my knowledge or order; I taxed her with it, and she seemed to deny it; I said I must have the things, and sent for the constable, who searched her, and found some duplicates on her.

JOHN RENSHAW sworn. - I am an officer; on the 28th of September I took the prisoner into custody; she had a housewife in her hand, and a great many duplicates; I said I would search her; upon which she threw them all into the grate, though there was no fire.(The pawnbroker produced a sheet, a coat, waistcoat, flat-iron, two pillow-cases, child's frock, and two petticats, which were identified by the prosecutor.)

Pawnbroker. I know the prisoner very well, but cannot say whether she pledged them; the duplicates are all in the prisoner's name.

Prisoner. He sent me frequently to pawn things for him.

Q. (To the prosecutor.) Is that true? - A. No.

Renshaw. She said she had pawned them, and was willing to get them again.

The prisoner called seven witnesses, who gave her a good character. GUILTY .

Confined three months in Newgate , and fined 1s.

London Jury, before Mr. Common Serjeant.


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