Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 14 July 2020), September 1789, trial of ELIZABETH RICE (t17890909-51).

ELIZABETH RICE, Theft > grand larceny, 9th September 1789.

624. ELIZABETH RICE was indicted for stealing, on the 26th day of June last, one linnen towel, value 6 d. one counterpane, value 1 s. a muslin cap, value 1 s. two aprons, value 2 s. a pair of sheets, value 3 s. half a yard of dimity muslin, value 1 s. a napkin, value 6 d. a handkerchief value9 d. a table cloth, value 18 d. a muslin handkerchief, value 1 s. the property of Joseph Colleys .

William Christie , a pawn-broker, produced a cap and an apron, that were pawned by the prisoner, and belonged to the prosecutrix, whose servant she was.

The prisoner pleaded illness and distress.

GUILTY, 10 d .

Transported for seven years .

Tried by the first Middlesex Jury before Mr. Justice WILSON.