Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 04 October 2023), August 1679, trial of Jane Byworth Mary Bolds (t16790827-9).

Jane Byworth, Mary Bolds, Theft > shoplifting, Theft > pocketpicking, 27th August 1679.

Jane Byworth , and old shop-lift, and not long since burnt in the hand, was tryed for stealing a piece of Ribbon ; her Gallant who was with her in the shop, and committed, but since bailed out, had confessed it, and offered Composition for her, but he not appearing, and for that possibly he might do it himself without her knowledge, the Jury was favourable, and brought her in not guilty . So they did likewise on Mary Bolds , charged with picking five pounds out of a woman spocket near the Monument, but she would not swear directly the Prisoner had it.