Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 7.2, 24 February 2018), January 1761, trial of Ann Bush (t17610116-6).

Ann Bush, Theft > grand larceny, 16th January 1761.

43. (M) Ann Bush , spinster , was indicted for stealing two guineas and half , the money of Lawrence Eckman , Dec. 29 .*

Lawrence Eckman. The prisoner was my servant , I took her in out of charity, she took two guineas and a half out of a drawer.

Q. How do you know that?

Eckman. It was found upon her, and she confessed it before the justice.

Q. When did you miss it?

Eckman. I missed it the last day of December.

Q. How did she say she took it?

Eckman. She said she took the key, and opened the drawer, and took the money.

Prisoner's Defence.

It is the first time I ever did such a thing, and I hope to be forgiven.

Guilty .

[Transportation. See summary.]