Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 11 December 2023), July 1719, trial of Urphane Mackhoule (t17190708-18).

Urphane Mackhoule, Theft > shoplifting, 8th July 1719.

Urphane Mackhoule , of St. Anns Westminster was indicted for privately stealing a pair of Silver Buckles in the Shop of Paschal Canny , on the 21st of June last. It appeared that the Prisoner came into the Prosecutors Shop with a Basket of Nosegays, and ask'd for a halfpenny Dram of Anniseed; that the Prosecutor laid-down his Buckles on the Compter, and while he turn'd his Back to draw the Anniseed the Prisner put them in her Basket; she confess'd the Fact before the Justice, and that she thinking them to be white Metal had sold them for 10 d. The Jury found her Guilty to the value of 4 s.10 d. Transportation .