Isabella Parkhouse.
12th September 1764
Reference Numbert17640912-30

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508. (M.) Isabella Parkhouse , otherwise Duglass , spinster , was indicted for stealing one pair of stays. value 4 s. one linen gown, value 5 s. one stuff petticoat, value 6 d. one linen tablecloth, value 6 d. one linen shift, value 6 d. one pair of worsted stockings, value 6 d. and 14 d. in money, numbered , the property of Thomas Bates , July 31 . *

Thomas Bates . My wife has a nurse-child, and I took in the prisoner as a sort of an assistant; she had been with us three or four days; the goods mentioned in the indictment were lost on the 31st of July; she was taken the same morning in Bedford-bury; the petticoat, apron, and handkerchief I saw on her back; the stays were brought by Jasper Notley before the justice.

Jasper Notley . The prisoner brought these pair of stays, and pledged them with me, on the 31st of July, for 4 s. (produced.)

Margaret Bates . I am wife to the prosecutor: these stays are my property; the petticoat and apron, that the prisoner had on when taken, are my property; the handkerchief is the property of the child's mother, that I nurse.

Prisoner's Defence.

I am innocent of every thing besides the stays: she sent me with them to pledge, to pay me.

M. Bates. I owed her no money: I did not send her to pledge them; she went when I was in bed asleep.

Guilty . T .

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