Mary Thompson.
15th January 1736
Reference Numbert17360115-21
VerdictNot Guilty

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25. Mary Thompson , of St. Martins in the Fields , was indicted for stealing a Linnen Apron, value 6 d the Goods of Ann Branson , and 45 s. the Money of Wm Standbank , Dec. 14.

Wm. Standbank. I am a blind Man, and keep a Small-coal Shop . I delivered the Money to my House-keeper to lay up for me, at 3 or 4 Times.

Ann Branson . I am Standbank's House-keeper . The Prisoner being a poor Creature, I did what I could to help her, and she now and then did a Jobb for me about the House. The 14th of Dec. I went out, and when I came home the Money was gone. I had wrapped it up in a blue Apron, and laid it up in a Cupboard. I enquired after her and found her out; I carried her before Justice Hilder, with the blue Apron upon her. The Husband was in the House when the Money was lost; but he is slipped away.

The Prisoner said in her Defence, her Husband came and asked her to go out and take a Dram; and being in haste, she took the Apron to tye about her before she went out. Acquitted .

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