Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 30 September 2022), October 1810, trial of ANN SMITH (t18101031-54).

ANN SMITH, Theft > grand larceny, 31st October 1810.

826. ANN SMITH was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 2nd of January , a pellise, value 15 s. the property of James Charles Grant .

JAMES CHARLES GRANT . I live in Church-row, Fenchurch-street; the prisoner had been my servant . I lost the pellise on the 2d of January; at the time the pellise was lost, Inquestioned the prisoner and the other servant, both of them denied having any knowledge of it; a duplicate was found in July, and with the duplicate I went and saw the pellise.

SAMUEL MILLER . I am an officer. I searched the prisoner's box in July at Mrs. Gutheridges, in Bithnal-green, I found a duplicate; I went to Morris, in the Minories, and saw the pellise which Mr. Grant claimed. I searched after the prisoner, on the 9th of October, I saw her coming out of Mrs. Gutheridges door; I then took her up into the room where the box was, I asked her if she lodged in the room; she said; yes, and the box was hers, and she afterwards said, she pawned it.

JOHN KILLINGWORTH . I am servant to Mr. Morris, pawnbroker; I made out that duplicate; this pellise, is pawned in the name of Anderson, on the 2nd of January, that is she name the prisoner mode use of at our shop. I cannot say I took in the pellise of her.

Prisoner's Defence. I have nothing to say.

GUILTY , aged 21.

Confined Fourteen days in Newgate , and fined 1 s.

London jury, before Mr. Common Serjeant.