MARY MORTON.
21st June 1815
Reference Numbert18150621-50
VerdictGuilty
SentenceImprisonment; Miscellaneous > fine

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730. MARY MORTON was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 1st of June , thirty six yards of ribbon, value 1 l. the property of Robert Dawson .

ROBERT DAWSON . I am a haberdasher , residing in Ratcliffe Highway . In consequence of some information which I received from Mary Wynne my shopwoman, I followed the prisoner at the bar out of my shop on the 1st of June, and charged her with stealing a piece of ribbon; I brought her back, and found a piece of ribbon on her. I sent for a constable and gave her in charge.

MARY WYNNE . I am shopwoman to Robert Dawson . On the 1st of June the prisoner was twice in my master's shop under pretence of buying some trifling articles, and the second time I saw her steal this piece of ribbon out of a drawer into which she was looking.

Prisoner's Defence, I took the ribbon by mistake.

GUILTY aged 24.

Confined six months , and fined 1 s.

Second Middlesex jury, before Mr. Recorder.


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