Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 03 December 2023), September 1696, trial of Thomas Peirce (t16960909-40).

Thomas Peirce, Theft > other, 9th September 1696.

Thomas Peirce of the Parish of St. James's Westminster , was Indicted for stealing a Silk Petticoat on the 5th of June last, the Goods of William Browne . It appeared that he came into Browne's house, called for a Pint of Drink, and whilst they went for it he took the Petticoat, and went his way; but being pursued he was taken, and the Goods found upon him. Searching him, they found two Picklock Keys, and in his Breeches a Womans Smock, with a Loadstone. He was known to be an old Offender. The Jury found him guilty .

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