Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 30 November 2022), April 1719, trial of Martha Barker (t17190408-29).

Martha Barker, Theft > petty larceny, 8th April 1719.

Martha Barker of St.Leonard Shoreditch was indicted for stealing a boyling Pot, Sauce-pan,&c. the Goods of a Person unknown and a Pewter Plate value 6 d. from John Nolton the 14th of March last. The Evidence deposed the Prisoner sold him two Plates, and about a Month after a Brass Sauce-pan, and afterwards brought him a Plate with John Nolton writ round it, that coming again with a Porridge-Pot he stopt her, and ask'd her where she had it, she told him it was her own. One Plate was produced in Court, and swore to by Mr. Nolton, which the Prisoner said she found as she was going to work. The Jury found her Guilty to the value of 6 d. Transportation .