27th October 1825
Reference Numbert18251027-152
SentenceMiscellaneous > fine

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1759. MARTHA TAYLOR was indicted for stealing, on the 2d of October , four frocks, value 2 s.; two shirts, value 2 s.; a coat, value 10 s.; a pair of stockings, value 6 d., and a waistcoat, value 5 s., the goods of James Walker , her master .

JAMES WALKER. I am a hatter , and live in Liquor-pond-street - the prisoner came from the work-house to take care of my family since the death of my wife - I paid her 2 s. a-week till the few last weeks, when I did not pay her quite so much. On Sunday, the 2d of October, she did not come as usual - I missed a pair of black stockings, and a black waistcoat, which I usually wore on Sundays - I afterwards found them, with some other things, at a pawnbroker's.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

MICHAEL ASHBY . I am a pawnbroker, and live in Theobald's-road - these articles were pawned at our shop by the prisoner at different times.

WILLIAM LEE . I took up the prisoner, and asked what she had done with the property - she said she never had any property of Mr. Walker's.

Prisoner. I am ashamed of what I have done.

GUILTY . Aged 71.

Fined One Shilling, and Discharged .

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