Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 02 April 2023), October 1715, trial of Millicent Downes (t17151012-45).

Millicent Downes, Theft > grand larceny, 12th October 1715.

Millicent Downes , of the Parish of St. Andrew Holbourn , was indicted for stealing 1 stuff Manteau Gown, value 5 s. 1 Pair of Stockings, 2 s. and other Goods , from John Law , on the 7th of February last. It appear'd the Prisoner was Mrs. Law's Nurse , and having an Opportunity, took the Goods and went away; and sometime after this, the Prosecutor and his Wife met her in the Street and secur'd her. She own'd her self, she had been an old Offender: Upon the whole, the Jury found her guilty to the Value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]