Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 17 August 2022), July 1744, trial of Mary Gibson (t17440728-24).

Mary Gibson, Theft > grand larceny, 28th July 1744.

327. Mary Gibson , of St. Martin's in the Fields , was indicted for stealing 2 silver spoons, value 8 s. one pair of silver sugar tongs, value 5 s. a silver tea strainer, value 2 s. the goods of Thomas Hurnell , May 2 .

Mary Hurnell . The Prisoner came to chair with me. I was called out to serve a customer, in the mean time she took the tea spoons, &c. and went out at a back yard, and I never heard any more of her till she was brought to me; she had sold some at a Silversmith's, and owned she took one of the spoons. Guilty 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]