Elizabeth Armstrong.
14th July 1731
Reference Numbert17310714-32
VerdictGuilty > theft under 1s

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Elizabeth Armstrong , alias Little Bess , of St. Michael's Cornhill , was indicted for feloniously stealing two Silver Spoons , the Property of Rose Merriweather , the 3d of this Instant July .

It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Prisoner (who was a little Girl of about 9 or 10 Years of Age) having gotten in at the Prosecutor's Kitchen Window, which had been opened, and left so till about Six o'Clock in the Morning, had handed out two Spoons to her Accomplices, and was surprized by the Apprentice coming out at the Window. The Fact being fully proved, the Jury found her Guilty to the Value of 10 d.

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