Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 06 December 2023), September 1789, trial of ROSE FLOOD (t17890909-103).

ROSE FLOOD, Theft > grand larceny, 9th September 1789.

686. ROSE FLOOD was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 14th day of August last, one blue linen apron, value 6 d. and one linen table-cloth, value 13 d. the property of William Connell .


I know the prisoner; she lived in my house; she came to lodge there on the 2d of August; on the 16th, I missed a tablecloth and other articles, out of my bed-chamber; I saw it there the day before, on the table, about three in the afternoon; I missed it the next morning; I suspected her for it; and asked her about it; and she denied it; on the Monday, I enquired in her name, at Mr. Jones's, the pawnbroker's, about three doors off; I asked him if such a thing was pawned on the Saturday, between six and seven; I saw the table-cloth; I told him to look back to the 2d of August, in his books; for I had missed several things between the 2d and that time; I missed a blue apron on the 11th; I never saw that again; the other articles are in another indictment.

Prisoner. Did I take it out of the dining room? - She was in there, cleaning the dining room out that day.


I am a pawn-broker, at No. 95, Rosemary-lane; the prisoner pawned a tablecloth with me; I have it here; she pawned it in the name of Rose Flood.

(Mr. Connell deposes to the table-cloth.)

Jones. She pawned it for 13 d.


I bought it in Rosemary-lane.


Transported for seven years .

Tried by the second Middlesex Jury before Mr. Justice GROSE.