Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 09 December 2023), June 1714, trial of Ann Edwards (t17140630-56).

Ann Edwards, Theft > housebreaking, Theft > housebreaking, 30th June 1714.

Ann Edwards , of the Parish of St. Andrew Holbourn , was indicted for breaking the Lodging of James Moody on the 30th of May last, and stealing a Pewter-Dish and three Plates, the Goods of the said Moody , who swore, That when he went out in the Morning, he lock'd the Door, leaving his Wife sick in the inner Room; and she depos'd, That hearing a Noise, she crawl'd out of Bed, and saw the Prisoner had taken down the Goods in the Indictment, and was taking down more; whereupon she made what Noise she could, and a Woman came to her Assistance, who seiz'd the Prisoner, and found several Picklock-Keys about her.

She was a second time indicted for breaking the Lodging of Emmanuel Francisco , and stealing several Goods . It was prov'd the Padlock was wrench'd off, and the Door open, and the Goods taken upon the Prisoner. Upon which she was found Guilty of Burglary upon both Indictments

[Branding. See summary.]