Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 21 October 2020), October 1756, trial of Clement wife of Michael Matthews (t17561020-43).

Clement Matthews, Theft > grand larceny, 20th October 1756.

444. (M.) Clement wife of Michael Matthews was indicted for stealing one linen shirt, value 3 d. one pair of stays, value 4 d. one pair of worstead stockings, one cloth cloak, one silk handkerchief, and twelve-pence in money number'd , the property of John Chambers . Sept. 15 . ++

Mary Chambers . I had the prisoner in my house to help me to make hammocks for about three weeks. On the 15th of September I went out with my work, between eight and nine o'clock, and left her to take care of my house and things. When I returned she was gone, and the things mention'd in the indictment, my property. I took her up, and she had my cloak and my stockings upon her. The rest of the things she owned she had taken, and pawned for six-pence.

Guilty .

[Transportation. See summary.]