MARIA DIGBY.
6th June 1810
Reference Numbert18100606-90
VerdictNot Guilty

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492. MARIA DIGBY was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 19th of April , a counterpane, value 10 s. and 2 l. 10 s the property of Joseph Northern , in his dwelling house .

JOSEPH NORTHERN . I live at the Horseshoe and Magpie, in Burleigh-street . On the 19th of April, between the hours of one and two in the morning the prisoner came with three or four more, they had a glass of gin each; they all went out; the prisoner turned back and asked me to serve her a slice of bread and cheese, I did so; I fell asleep, and awoke in about fifteen or twenty minutes, I found the prisoner gone. I looked in the till, I found all the silver gone, there was between two and three pound; there was one sixpence in particular that I knew, it had been in the till several days. On the next morning I went to the Wheatsheaf in Drury lane, I found the prisoner sitting in the tap-room, I had her taken in custody; she was searched, and a sixpence was found on her marked with the letter S.

ROBERT BOOTH. I am an officer of Bow-street, On the 19th of April, about ten o'clock, in the morning, I apprehended the prisoner at the Wheatsheaf in Drury lane. On searching her I found a bad sixpence, with a letter S upon it, which was all that she had about her.

Prisoner's Defence. I went in there between two and three o'clock for a slice of bread and cheese, and a pint of beer; I had no gin at all; I came out; he was sitting by the fire, he told me to shut the door after me, and so I did. The house was full of people when I came into the house.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex jury, before Mr. Recorder.


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