Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 04 October 2023), June 1715, trial of Sarah Gerrard , alias Clawson (t17150602-12).

Sarah Gerrard, Theft > theft from a specified place, 2nd June 1715.

Sarah Gerrard , alias Clawson , of the Parish of St. James Dukes-place , was indicted for stealing 3 Guineas, 6 l. 11 s. in Silver, and two Silver Girdles, the Goods of Dorothy Beacham , out of the Dwelling-house of Mordecai Jacob , on the 15th of May last. The Prosecutor swore, That going out, she left the Prisoner in her Room, and when she came home, she found no body there, but her Box was broke, and the Money gone; whereupon making Enquiry, she found where the Prisoner had pawn'd the Girdles at a Brandy Shop, but could get no Account of the Money; whereupon she was found guilty to the Value of 39 s.

[Branding. See summary.]