Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 27 September 2022), July 1694, trial of Martha Shorter (t16940711-36).

Martha Shorter, Theft > pocketpicking, 11th July 1694.

Martha Shorter was tried for picking the Pocket of one John Carter in Smithfield near Clothfair Gate , of 12 s. 6 d. on the 7th Instant ; she met him, and put her hand into his Pocket and took out the Money; saying I never saw such a man as you are; and you are the strongest man that ever I saw in my life. She made a rambling Story, and a great noise in her defence, but she had no manner of witness for her Reputation, it was so bad; She was found guilty .

[Death. See summary.]