Rachael Wilford.
13th April 1743
Reference Numbert17430413-38

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226. Rachael Wilford , of St. George in Middlesex , was indicted for stealing 1 Cotton Gown, val. 2 s. and 6 d. one Dimitty Petticoat, val. 18 d. 1 Apron, val. 1 s. 1 piece of Linnen Cloth, val. 1 s. 2 Pillowbiers, val. 1 s. and 2 Napkins, val. 6 d. the Goods of Mary Stinson , and one Pair of Stockings , the Goods of John White , Feb. 14th .

Mary Stinson . On the 14th of February, I was robbed; I lost the Gown out of a Wash-Tub, in a close Yard belonging to my House, in Marsh-Yard, in Wapping ; and on 22d of February, I saw the Prisoner with this Gown upon her Back; I found the Prisoner in Whitechapel, the first of April, and then she told me, the Gown was at the Pawnbroker's; the Petticoat she had sent to her Mother's, and the Apron she had made Shift Sleeves of. I found the Gown at the Pawnbroker's by the Direction of the Prisoner.

Elizabeth Ingram . On the 22d of February, I was going up Well-Street, and saw the Prisoner with the Gown upon her Back; I went to Mrs Stinson, and told her, but the Prisoner was gone; Mrs Stinson got a Constable, and took her in Whitechapel, the first of April; she had not the Gown on then.

Elizabeth Bedford . When the Prisoner was before the Justice, she said she bought the Gown two Years ago on Tower-Hill; and said, she would work twenty Years, and give her three Shillings a Week, if she would but make it up.

Mary Murphy . She said, she had sent the Petticoat down into the Country; and that she would work twenty Years, and pay three Shillings a Week, if they would not send her to Jail.

Prisoner. I bought the Gown in Rag-Fair, and gave three Shillings and Six-pence for it. Guilty .

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