Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 16 October 2021), February 1681, trial of Mary Smith (t16810228-12).

Mary Smith, Theft > theft from a specified place, Theft > other, Theft > other, 28th February 1681.

Mary Smith was Tryed for that she on the 12 of January last came into the House of Thomas Burt betimes in the Morning, and pretending to be a Neighbours Maid, desired to Light a Candle, when watching her opportunity, she stole Lace and Linnen to a considerable value , as likewise another Indictment upon the same account for stealing a Silver Cup : And likewise a third time Indicted for Stealing a Hat by the dexterous way of Glimmering , or pretending to Light a Candle, of all which she was found Guilty .