Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 15 December 2019), June 1714, trial of Elizabeth Clover Elizabeth Smith (t17140630-7).

Elizabeth Clover, Elizabeth Smith, Theft > shoplifting, 30th June 1714.

Elizabeth Clover and Elizabeth Smith , of the Parish of St. Pancras Soper-Lane , were indicted for privately stealing sixty Yards of printed Callico out of the Shop of Thomas Sewel and Thomas Smith , on the 24th of June . The Evidence was very positive, That the Prisoners came under a Pretence to buy, and that Smith was seen to take the Goods, and put them under her Pettycoat; and that being immediately charg'd, she dropt them; whereupon she was found Guilty to the value of 4s. 10 d. But the Proof not being sufficient to convict Clover, she was acquitted .

[Branding. See summary.]