Old Bailey Proceedings.
6th December 1727
Reference Number: 17271206

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6th December 1727
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THE PROCEEDINGS ON THE KING'S Commission of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol Delivery, FOR THE CITY of LONDON, and COUNTY of MIDDLESEX, HELD AT JUSTICE-HALL, in the OLD-BAILEY, During the MAYORALTY of the Rt. Honble Sir Edward Becher, Knight, LORD-MAYOR of the City of LONDON.

In the 1st Year of His MAJESTY's Reign.

1728.

LONDON:

Printed for E. Symon, in Cornhill and Sold by J. Roberts, at the Oxford Arms. in Warwick Lane.

THE PROCEEDINGS At the Sessions of the Peace, and Oyer and Terminer for the City of LONDON.

And on the King's Commission of Goal-Delivery of Newgate, held at Justice-Hall in the Old-Baily; for the CITY of LONDON, and COUNTY of MIDDLESEX.

On Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Monday, being the 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, and 11th of December, 1727, in the First Year of His MAJESTY's Reign.

Price Four Pence

BEFORE the Right Honourable Sir EDWARD BECHER , Lord Mayor of the City of London; the Right Honourable the Lord Chief Justice Eyre, the Honourable Mr. Justice Page, the Honourable Mr. Justice Price, the Honourable Mr. Baron Thompson , Recorder of the City of London, and John Raby , Serjeant at Law; and others His Majesty's Justices of Goal-Delivery, and Oyer and Terminer aforesaid: Together with several of His Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the said City of London.

London Jury.

William Ellington ,

George Bray ,

William Hatton ,

Thomas Colebran ,

William Diston ,

Samuel Bennet ,

Stephen Blizard ,

John Anslow ,

Humphrey Pinkfat

John Hesketh ,

Daniel Hudson ,

Philip Shippey .

Middlesex Jury.

John Boyde ,

John Witherington ,

John Price ,

Edward Saunders ,

Thomas Fog ,

William Godard ,

Richard Williams ,

William Carpenter ,

Bayley Kent ,

Edward Grose ,

Thomas Spring ,

Thomas Forward .

Dorothy Ord.
6th December 1727
Reference Numbert17271206-1
VerdictGuilty
SentenceDeath

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Dorothy Ord , of St. Faith's, in the Ward of Faringdon without was indicted for privately and feloniously stealing a Box, value 10 d. and 153 Guineas, 2 Crowns, and a King Edward's Shilling , the Property of Nehemiah Farmer .

The Prosecutor depos'd, That the Prisoner had for some Time been his Servant , but that she had been from him 2 or 3 Days before he miss'd his Money; that having but an indifferent Opinion of her, he took her up on Suspicion, and searching her before a Magistrate, they found several Pieces of Gold upon her; at which Time she told them, She had 100 Guineas more at home, that by Order of the Justice they went to her Lodging, and found 133 Guineas, and the King Edward's Shilling, which was a remarkable Pocket-piece of the Prosecutor's. John Lester depo