Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 04 October 2022), December 1712, trial of Sarah Gideon Anne Wood (t17121210-10).

Sarah Gideon, Anne Wood, Theft > grand larceny, 10th December 1712.

Sarah Gideon and Anne Wood of the Parish of St. Mary Woolchurch , were indicted for stealing Eight Shillings and Six Pence from James Marriot on the 27th of November last, Mr. Marriot depos'd, that the Prisoners came into his Shop to buy Two Half-pounds of Rice; and while Wood was buying; Gideon fish'd the Money out of the Till with a piece of Whalebone and Birdlime; which he perceiving something of seiz'd her in the Fact the Money and Whalebone Being found upon her, and both clammy with the Birdlime. She had nothing to say in her Defence, but deny'd she knew Wood, as Wood did also that she knew her, and said she only went to buy the Rice; whereupon she was acquitted , and Gideon found Guilty of Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]