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<p>MR. HENRY CASE. In November, 1817, I and
<persName id="t18180401-116-person857"> William Legge
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<interp inst="t18180401-116-person857" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> were churchwardens of the parish of St. Giles, Cripplegate. The prisoner applied to the Board for relief in November.
<persName id="t18180401-116-person858"> Robert Warner
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<persName id="t18180401-116-person859"> Richard Lambert Jones
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<interp inst="t18180401-116-person859" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> were the overseers - She represented herself as the widow of
<persName id="t18180401-116-person860"> Thomas Footman
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<interp inst="t18180401-116-person860" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , that she had two children by him, and was then in the family-way by him - She was dressed as a widow. In consequence of these representations we relieved her. The vestry gave her 3s. per week until April in the present year, when we found her statement was false.</p>
<persName id="t18180401-116-person861"> JAMES SIMONS
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<interp inst="t18180401-116-person861" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am clerk to Mr. Earnshaw. I remember the prisoner applying to the Board. Mr. Case has given a correct account.</p>
<persName id="t18180401-116-person862"> WILLIAM SCAIF
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<interp inst="t18180401-116-person862" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am vestry-clerk of St. Sepulchre. The prisoner has been a parishioner of St. Sepulchre ever since the year 1809; she then applied for relief to our parish as the widow of Thomas Footman, with three children. She was allowed 5s. per week-in the course of that year she went into the workhouse. In October, 1814, she was delivered of an illegitimate child. She received relief from our parish until the 18th of January this year; we then found she was receiving money from Cripplegate parish. She told me her husband died in the year 1809.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence. I was in distress. I have five children.</p>
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<interp inst="t18180401-116-verdict646" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/> GUILTY </rs>. Aged 30.</p>
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<p>London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.</p> </div1></div0>

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