Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 13 November 2018), January 1703, trial of Margaret Wiseman (t17030115-14).

Margaret Wiseman, Theft > pocketpicking, 15th January 1703.

Margaret Wiseman , of the Parish of Stepny , was indicted for picking the Pocket of Robert Langford , on the 21st of December last, and secretly taking a broad Piece, 11 Guineas, 3 half Guineas, and 43 s. in Money numbred . The Prosecutor deposed, That the Prisoner followed him out of a House, where he was drinking, into the street, and picked his Pocket: But the Prisoner denied the Fact, saying, That she met the Prosecutor, and desired her to go and drink with him, which she did, and said that he gave her the Money to keep for him, he being much in Drink; the Jury acquitted her.