9th January 1799
Reference Numbert17990109-51

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130. ELIZABETH COLTON was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 10th of January , two candlesticks, value 1s. a woollen jacket, value 5s. a woollen cloth coat, value 10s. 6d. two linen handkerchiefs, value 2s. 6d. a linen shirt, value 1s. and a yard of flannel, value 6d. the property of John Bouccock .

JOHN BOUCCOCK sworn. - I am a butcher ; I keep a house, No. 51, Barbican . Last Thursday morning Mr. Askew informed me that a woman had gone out of my kitchen with a bundle in her apron; I went after her, and brought the prisoner back; she had gone into a house a few doors off: she fell down and pretended to be in a sit; I found the property, some of it round her,

and some at her seet? I sent for an officer, and delivered her to him with the property.

WILLIAM ASKEW sworn. - I am a japanner, I lodge with Mr. Bouccock; I came home on Thursday morning, and saw the prisoner coming out of a back room on the ground floor; I let her go out, I watched where she went to; I saw her into a house; I went back and told Mr. Bouccock of it, and he went to the house and found her there.

THOMAS JUDSON sworn. - (Produces the property). It was delivered to me by the prosecutor; he gave me charge of the prisoner and the property.(They were deposed to by the prosecutor).

Prisoner's defence. I am innocent of it; I never saw the things before I went into the house to tie up my stockings.

GUILTY (Aged 14).

Transported for seven years .

Tried by the first London Jury, before Mr. RECORDER.

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