Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 18 May 2021), April 1715, trial of Mary Skip (t17150427-52).

Mary Skip, Violent Theft > highway robbery, 27th April 1715.

Mary Skip , of the Parish of Stepney , was indicted for robbing Joseph Murrel , an Infant , of a Stuff Coat and Petticoat, the Goods of Joseph Murrel , senior, the 18th of March last, on the King's Highway . The Witness swore, That seeing the Prisoner with the Child upon a Bank, and hearing it cry extremely, she ask'd her if it was her own Child, and she answer'd it was; whereupon she went away, but saw the Prisoner strip off the Child's Cloaths, and then came back again, and ask'd the Child if that was its Mother; to which it reply'd, No; upon which she seiz'd the Prisoner, with the Goods upon her, and found another Child's Cloaths in her Lap. The Matter being fully prov'd against her, the Jury found her Guilty of the Indictment.

[Death. See summary.]