Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 10 December 2018), September 1776, trial of ELIZABETH the wife of John STRINGER , otherwise STEWARD COSMO STEWARD (t17760911-12).

ELIZABETH STRINGER, COSMO STEWARD, Theft > theft from a specified place, Theft > receiving, 11th September 1776.

628, 629. ELIZABETH the wife of John STRINGER , otherwise STEWARD , and COSMO STEWARD were indicted, the first for stealing one black silk sacque, value 1 l. one brocade silk night gown, value 40 s. one pair of lace ruffles, value 4 l. a lace tipper, value 40 s. a lace tucker, value 10 s. one green silk damask night gown, value 40 s. a cotton gown, value 5 s. a white dimity petticoat, value 5 s. six linen table cloths, value 40 s. a linen towel, value 6 d. a pair of leather gloves, value 6 d. a white sattin cloak, value 1 s. a pair of worked ruffles, value 20 s. a pair of muslin ruffles, value 3 s. a cloth waistcoat, value 10 s. three white dimity waistcoats, value 10 s. a fan mounted with leather, value 40 s. three linen sheets, value 20 s. three linen napkins, value 3 s. four yards of thread lace, value 5 s. one child's silk mantle, value 10 s. three child's linen caps, value 5 s. three pair of cotton stockings, value 6 s. a pair of ribbed thread stockings, value 3 s. a pair of silk stockings, value 5 s. a check window curtain, value 1 s. one unmade worked muslin apron, value 2 s. one sattin petticoat, value 40 s. and eight yards of Holland cloth, value 30 s. the property of Mary Hetzler , widow ; and one pair of gauze ruffles trimmed with lace, value 3 s. the property of Elizabeth Manley , spinster , in the dwelling-house of Susannah Carmichael , spinster : the other for receiving parcel of the above goods, well knowing them to be stolen , August 6th .

'There was no evidence against the principal,

'but a confession which had been obtained

'under a promise of favour.'

BOTH NOT GUILTY .

Tried by the First Middlesex Jury before Mr. Justice ASHHURST.