Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 10 December 2022), September 1772, trial of CATHERINE CONOLLY ANN HAMMOND (t17720909-56).

CATHERINE CONOLLY, ANN HAMMOND, Theft > grand larceny, 9th September 1772.

675, 676. (M.) CATHERINE CONOLLY , spinster , and ANN HAMMOND , spinster, were indicted for stealing a cotton gown, value 4 s. a laced sattin cloak, value 20 s. a cloath cloak, value 1 s. a laced white sattin hat, value 2 s. a pair of lawn sleeves, value 6 d. and a black silk handkerchief, value 6 d. the property of Samuel Farmer , July 1 . ++

Carolina Farmer . I keep a lodging house in Tothill-street . The two prisoners came to lodge at my house; I agreed to take Conolly as a servant ; she continued about a fortnight. On the 1st of July I went out and left her at work in her shift sleeves; when I returned home she and Hammond were gone, and I missed the things mentioned in the indictment; I went after them and found them in a cellar among some soldiers; Conolly had my cotton gown and hat on; Hammond sat by her with my cloth cloak on.

CONOLLY Guilty T .

HAMMOND Acquitted .