Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 08 December 2022), October 1720, trial of Ann Powell (t17201012-22).

Ann Powell, Theft > theft from a specified place, 12th October 1720.

Ann Powell of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing 5 pair of Jumps value 50 s.and 3 Stomachers value 6 s. in the Dwelling House of James Sykes on the 21st of September last. It appeared that Mrs. Sykes met the Prisoner coming out of her House with 2 pair of Jumps under her Petticoats, which she took from her; that the Prisoner ran away but Mrs. Sykes followed her crying Stop Thief, that the Prisoner ran into a Shop, but dropt the 3 Stomachers in her Flight; that the Prosecutor having lost Goods several times before, went into Fee-Lane to enquire for Jumps to fit her, and in one Shop had two pair of her own brought to her, and in another one pair; all which were sworn to be bought of the Prisoner, and to be the Prosecutor's, and that those she had on her Back were his also. Her Confession, wherein she owned the taking 2 pair of Jumps and 3 Stomchers was read in Court. The Jury considering the Matter, found her Guilty to the value of 39s . Transportation .