Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 25 February 2021), October 1787, trial of ELIZABETH GOSLING (t17871024-48).

ELIZABETH GOSLING, Theft > theft from a specified place, 24th October 1787.

859. ELIZABETH GOSLING was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of September , one cotton bed quilt, value 18 d. a linen sheet, value 6 d. the property of Bridget Ryan , widow , in a lodging-room .

BRIDGET RYAN sworn.

I let a ready-furnished lodging to the prisoner, at 3 s. a week, in Short's garden ; I believe it is three weeks ago I missed the things in the indictment; they were part of the furniture that was let; I saw them the day she took the lodging.

WILLIAM THURSTON sworn.

I am servant to a pawnbroker; I produced a sheet and quilt that were pawned by a girl; I know the girl; she is not here; I do not know where to find her; they were pawned the 13th of August, and the 14th of September; they have been in my possession ever since.

(Deposed to.)

THOMAS MANS sworn.

I apprehended the prisoner, and found four duplicates upon her; I have two of them.

PRISONER's DEFENCE.

I gave her one part of her property in the office; I never gave up my apartment till she took me to the office.

GUILTY .

Transported for seven years .

Tried by the first Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice HEATH.