Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 29 January 2023), December 1712, trial of Phebe Pickering, alias Spencer (t17121210-6).

Phebe Pickering, Theft > other, 10th December 1712.

Phebe Pickering, alias Spencer , of the Parish of St. James's Colemanstreet , was indicted for stealing 4 Pewter Plates, and other Goods from Edward Custer on the 11th, of September last he appear'd by the Evidence, that she was a Capmaker , and work'd at the Prosecutor's House when the Goods were lost; and being taken upon Suspicion, part of them were found upon her, and some she confess'd she had sold to John Dun the Pawnbroker. The Prisoner had little to say for her self only wou'd have turn'd the Fact upon one of the Witnesses; but that not availing, she was found Guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]