Jane Ward.
13th October 1703
Reference Numbert17031013-18
VerdictNot Guilty

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Jane Ward , was indicted for picking a Gentleman 's Pocket of a leather Purse, and 6 l. in Money numbred , on the first of October last. The Prosecutor said, That he had been up two Nights together, and meeting the Prisoner, they went to drink, and being sleepy, laid his Head down and fell asleep, in the mean time she took his Money, and went away with it; which she denied upon her Tryal, saying she never saw the Prosecutor before in all her Life. The Jury acquitted her.

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