Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 09 February 2023), April 1719, trial of Elizabeth Owen (t17190408-32).

Elizabeth Owen, Theft > other, 8th April 1719.

Elizabeth Owen of St. Giles in the Fields was indicted for feloniously stealing a Flaxen Sheet, an Apron and two Suits of Headclothes , the Goods of Gabriel Spencer , on the 31st of March last. The Prosecutor deposed the Prisoner lodg'd in his House, and took the Sheet and pawn'd it for two Shillings, that she told him where she had pawn'd it, and he found it accordingly; that she confest it before the Justice. Mrs. Sponcer deposed she let her the Room, but having a suspicion of her, took an Opportunity when she was out to go into the Room, and then mist the Sheet; and therefore suspected she had her two Suits of Head-clothes and Apron. The Prisoner denied her taking the Headclothes and Apron, and said that the Prosecutor gave her leave to pawn the Sheet. The Jury found her Guilty to the value of 10 d. Transportation .