Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 05 October 2023), December 1689, trial of Mary Lamb (t16891211-13).

Mary Lamb, Theft > grand larceny, 11th December 1689.

Mary Lamb , Indicted for stealing a Silver Spoon value 9 s. from William Story of St. Martins in the Fields on the 2d of November last. The chief witness against her said, that she was a servant to him, and that she took the spoon, and broke it in pieces, and offered it to Sale at a Goldsmiths in Holbourn, which was fully sworn against her, altho' she denied it upon her Tryal; yet she was found guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]