Ann Finch, Theft > pocketpicking, 13th October 1703.

Reference Number: t17031013-5
Offence: Theft > pocketpicking
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Death
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Ann Finch of the Parish of St. Margarets Westminster , was indicted for picking the Pocket of John Wharton , on the 15th of July last, of a linnen Bag, and 55 s. in Money . The Prosecutor said, That being in Drink, and coming over the Water to Westminster, he met with a Friend of his, who sent a Watch-man to see him home; but going along, they met the Prisoner and another Woman, who would have him to go and drink, which he consented to, and the Watchman left him, and they went to the King and Queen's-Head in Charles-street, where they staid some time; afterwards he having a mind to go home, the Watchman came again to light him home, and going between the two Gates at Whitehall , the Prisoner took the Money from him, and went away into the Tilt-Yard, but making a noise, the Soldiers brought her out, and delivered her up to the Watch, with the Bag, which was taken upon her. She had nothing to say for her self; the Jury found her guilty .

[Death. See summary.]


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