Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 26 September 2023), October 1812, trial of MARY PRICE (t18121028-59).

MARY PRICE, Theft > theft from a specified place, 28th October 1812.

900. MARY PRICE was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 20th of October , 56 yards of sheeting, value 4 l. the property of John Thwaites , in his dwelling-house .

WILLIAM ROSE . I am shopman to Mr. Thwaites, linen-draper , Holborn . On the 20th of October, between eight and nine in the evening, I was called by Elizabeth Thwaites , and turned round to see what was the matter. I saw a woman go out with something in her arms. I immediately pursued her, and stopped her about two or three doors from our shop; she dropped the sheeting. I brought her back to the shop; some of our young men assisted me. The prisoner was carrying the sheeting in her arms before her. This is the sheeting, I can swear it is my master's property. It has his private mark upon it. It is of the value of 4 l. It is fifty-six yards of Russia sheeting. The house is in the parish of St. Andrew's, Holborn.

The prisoner said nothing in her defence, nor called any witnesses to her character.

GUILTY , DEATH , aged 27.

First Middlesex jury, before Mr. Recorder.