Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 22 May 2018), April 1772, trial of ELEANOR, the wife of JOHN ELLIOT (t17720429-38).

ELEANOR ELLIOT, Theft > theft from a specified place, 29th April 1772.

359. (1st M.) ELEANOR, the wife of JOHN ELLIOT , was indicted for stealing a looking-glass, value 5 s. a blanket, value 2 s. one linen pillow-bier, value six-pence, and a brass candlestick, value 6 d. the property of William Cole , the said goods being in a certain lodging-room let by contract to John Elliot , to be used by him and the said Eleanor , April 2d . ++

William Cole . I keep a house in Clerkenwell . I let the prisoner a lodging in the month of March last, for her and her husband. My wife missed several things out of the lodging on the 2d of April; in consequence of which I had the prisoner taken up.

- Beale. I am servant to Mr. Harrington, a pawn-broker in Turnmill-street; the prisoner pawned this looking-glass there (producing it) on the 19th of March.

- Jones. I am a pawn-broker on Saffron-hill; the prisoner's sister Howard pawned this pillow-bier and blanket (producing them) with me.

The Constable deposed that he found the goods at the pawnbroker's by the prisoner's direction.

Prisoner's Defence.

The things were all pawned by Howard; she had not a lodging; so I let her be in my room, and she pawned the things.

Guilty. 10 d.

[Transportation. See summary.]