Mary Jones.
3rd March 1720
Reference Numbert17200303-7
VerdictGuilty > lesser offence
SentenceTransportation

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Mary Jones , of St. James Garlickhith , was indicted for breaking open the Dwelling House of Elizabeth Foster in the Day time, no body being therein, and taking thence a Fustian Frock, a Wastcoat, and a pair of Ticking Breeches, the Goods of John Foster , and a Sarsenet Hood, a Kenting Hood and a Blue Apron, the Goods of the said Elizabeth Foster on the 20th of February last. Elizabeth Foster deposed, that as she was attending her Business at Market about to a Clock in the Morning, she was call'd home, and found her Door broke open, and the Prisoner in her House, Jane Elsemore deposed that she saw the Prisoner come out of the Prosecutor's Room with the Goods (that was shut Just before) and followed her down Stairs. The Goods were produced in Court and swore to by the said Elizabeth and John Foster . The Prisoner said that a Woman gave her the Goods to carry but could not prove it, nor call any to her Reputation. The Jury found her Guilty of Felony only . Transportation .


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