Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 21 October 2020), October 1690, trial of Margaret Kelly (t16901015-3).

Margaret Kelly, Theft > housebreaking, 15th October 1690.

Margaret Kelly was tryed for breaking the House of Thomas Eave , in Shoe Lane , on the 20th of September last, stealing from him one Silver Bowle, value 4 l. a Silver Cup, value 3 l. a Coife, and some other small Lynen . The Evidence was Mrs. Eave who said, That she could not charge her with the Plate, but she found some Lynen about her: but she could not affirm that the Window was shut. The Prisoner denyed it, and the Evidence was somewhat circumstantial, so upon the whole she was found Guilty only to the Value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]