Lydia King.
10th December 1735
Reference Numbert17351210-26
VerdictNot Guilty

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32, 33. Lydia King , was indicted with Ann Pitts , (not yet taken) for stealing a Coat, a Wastcoat, a pair of Breeches. a pair of Stockings, a pair of Shoes, seven Shirts, a Rug Coat, two other Coats, a silver Cup, a silver Punch Ladle, a Snuff Box, a Bible, fifteen Plates, three Water-plates, four Dishes, a Stew-pan, a Warming-pan, a Brass Fender, and other Things, the Goods of James Anderson , in his House , November 3 .

It appeared that Ann Pitts was the Prosecutor's Servant. That upon missing the Goods, he examined her, and she confest that she had delivered them to the Prisoner. who had pawned great part of them to Thomas Harris , or Harrison, a pawn-Broker in Mansel street, Goodman's Fields. Mr. Brown went to Harrison's to enquire for the Goods; Harrison refused to produce them till he had the Money they were pawned for, and the Interest of it was paid down. Mr. Brown paid two Pound, sixteen Shillings, and two Pence for a Coat, a Wastcoat, a pair of Breeches, a pair of Stockings, and three Water-plates. He saw then several other Goods of the Prosecutor's, which Harrison would not part with, except he brought more Money. The Prosecutor upon this, obtained a Warrant from Mr. Baron Thomson ; and Mr. Brown taking a Constable with him, and shewing Harrison the Warrant, he notwithstanding would not so much as open his Drawers, nor suffer them to see the very Goods Mr. Brown had seen before, when he paid for what he took away.

There being no proof that the Prisoner stole the Goods, the Jury acquitted her.


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