18th February 1807
Reference Numbert18070218-2
SentenceImprisonment > house of correction; Miscellaneous > fine

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172. MARY LIGO , alias MARGARET LYONS , was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 29th of January , a pelisse, value 20 s. the property of Thomas Thwaites .

HENRY THWAITES . I am the son of Thomas Thwaites , a tailor , No. 56, road street, St. Giles's . On the 29th of last month about the dusk of the evening, I saw the prisoner take the pin out of the pelisse hat was hanging outside of the door, she put it under her coat and went off with it; I pursued her, I perceived a bulge in her coat, I put my hand in and took out this pelisse; I produce the pelisse, it has this ticket on it, and it is my father's property.

Prisoner's Defence. My lord, I picked up this pelisse, it was between the two houses, it laid on the ground. I was not above three yards from the door when he overtook me; he asked me what I had there, whether I did not pick up a pelisse; I said is it yours, he said yes; I immediately gave it him.

GUILTY , aged 32.

Confined Six Months in House of Correction , and fined One Shilling .

First Middlesex jury, before Mr. Recorder.

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