2nd January 1837
Reference Numbert18370102-453
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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453. MARY JONES was indicted for stealing, on the 25th of Decem ber, I shawl, value 18s.; 1 handkerchief, value 1s.; and 1 bag, value 1s.; the goods of Jane Woorrow, from her person.

JANE WOORROW . I live in Furnival's Inn-court, Holborn, and am a widow. About twelve o'clock on Saturday night I was coming to my lodgings in North-street, Finsbury, and met the prisoner—she said, "Come old girl, will you give me something to drink?"—I went to lower White-cross

street, and called for a quartern of mm and shrub, and treated her—I put some flour which I had, on the counter while I paid for the spirits—the bag burst, and the prisoner asked me to give her a handkerchief to tie it up—I had never seen her before—she kept the flour—I had not drunk much—I had only had one glass of port wine with my brother before I saw her—when I came out of the public-house I felt quite intoxicated—I had rather more than a glass of spirits—after we got about twenty yards from the public-house she snatched the shawl from my shoulder, and the bag from my arm—she was quite sober—I called out 'Police,' and the watchman came up—we could not find the shawl that night—this is it—I did not give it to her, nor the bag.

Cross-examined by MR. PAYNE. Q. Where did she snatch the shawl from you? A. In the street—I saw her again on the 28th of December—I did not say I was sure it was her from her bonnet and shawl—I have been married—since my husband's death I was unfortunate for five weeks—I left that off last Wednesday week—I am now at my brother's, who is a glass-cutter in Furnival's Inn-court—the prisoner ran down a court,. And we could see no more of her—it is about twenty yards from the public-house.

THOMAS PRENTICE . I am shopman to a pawnbroker in Whitecross-street The shawl produced was pledged by the prisoner, on the 26th of December, in the name of Ann King.

Cross-examined. Q.. Did you know her before? A. I did, and am quite sure she pledged it.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 22.— Confined Six Months.

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