Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 20 February 2019), September 1759, trial of Elizabeth Cale , otherwise Brown (t17590912-29).

Elizabeth Cale, Theft > grand larceny, 12th September 1759.

276. (M.) Elizabeth Cale , otherwise Brown , was indicted for stealing two silver spoons, value 10 s. one cloth cloak, value 12 s. one silk bonnet, two aprons, three pair of long lawn sleeves, one cambrick handkerchief, two caps, two pair of musling ruffles, two ribbons, one mother of pearle necklace, one linnen stock, and two pair of scissars, the property of John Fairbern , Aug. 29 .*

John Fairbern. I live in Charles's-Court, St Martin's . The prisoner lodged at my house up one pair of stairs backwards. I lost the goods mentioned in the indictment from out of my back parlour. She had been gone out about a quarter of an hour. She was taken with my wife's apron, handkerchief, hat, and necklace on. Produced in court and deposed to by prosecutor's wife. The prisoner confessed the other things were at her new lodging in Wapping; we went and found them accordingly, and two table spoons, that she had pawned one to Job Jones, the other to Jane Honderson . Produced in court and deposed to by prosecutor's wife.

The two Pawnbrokers deposed to the taking the spoons in of the prisoner; and Mr Smith the constable to that of her confession, and the finding the things.

The prisoner said nothing in her defence.

Guilty .

[Transportation. See summary.]