Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 01 December 2021), May 1686, trial of Mary Wild (t16860520-25).

Mary Wild, Theft > grand larceny, 20th May 1686.

Mary Wild and J-- M-- of the parish of St. Mary White-chappel , Indicted for stealing on the 12th. of April last, a Serge Petty-coat, a Wastcoat, a Gown, a Mohair Petty-coat, with other wearing Apparel, and a Nest of Drawers, in all to a considerable value from John Spencer . The Evidence was John Spencer, who attested that the prisoner Wild being a servant to him, lay in the same Room where he and his Wife lay, and that in the Night-time she took the said Goods and made her escape; when the prosecutor having some intelligence, that she was seen at the House of H-- he made search, where he found the Nest of Drawers but no other Goods, and some time after got the prisoner Wild Apprehended, and finding most part of the Goods upon her, was carried before a Justice and confessed the Fact, not denying it upon her Tryal, she was found Guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]