27th February 1837
Reference Numbert18370227-733
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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733. MARY DAVIS was indicted for a misdemeanor.

JOHN WARD . I am barman to Henry Appleyard—he keeps the Magpie and Stump, Newgate-street. On the morning of the 15th of February, about nine o'clock, the prisoner came for three halfpennyworth of gin, and gave me a shilling, which I think she took from a kind of bag in her bosom—I bent it, and told her it was bad—I asked if she had anymore—she took a half-crown out of the bag, and gave it me, that was bad also—I told her so—she said she had nut a farthing more about her—I gave her in charge.

THOMAS EVANS (City police-constable 81.) I was called in, and took the prisoner—I received the half-crown and shilling from the prosecutor.

ELIZA MARIA ANDERSON . I searched the prisoner, and found on her 1s. 5d. in copper, which I gave the officer—she begged of me not to name that I bad found the copper, as it would injure her very much.

MR. FIELD. These are both counterfeit. Prisoner's Defence. The half-crown my little boy gave me—he took it for work—I took the shilling in change in selling things in the street.

GUILTY . Aged 55.— Confined One Year.

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