Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 16 October 2021), June 1813, trial of ISABELLA, alias ELIZABETH PHILLIPS (t18130602-100).

ISABELLA PHILLIPS, Theft > theft from a specified place, 2nd June 1813.

615. ISABELLA, alias ELIZABETH PHILLIPS , was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 20th of April , eight shirts, value 21 s. a piece of cloth, value 2 s. two childs caps, value 25 s. a frill, value 6 d. an ink-stand, value 1 s. a shawl, value 8 s. a gown, value 8 s. an handkerchief, value 8 d. a broach, value 3 s. and a watch, value 3 l. the property of Thomas Lambert ; in the dwelling-house of William Green .

THOMAS LAMBERT . I live at No. 19, Theobalds-road, Red-lion-square ; I am clerk to a barrister.

Q. Are you a house-keeper - A. No.

Q. Who is the landlord - A. William Green; he lives in the house; it is in the parish of of St. George the Martyr.

Q. When was it - A. On the 20th of April last. I do not know of the robbery, I was not at home.

ELIZABETH LAMBERT . On the 20th of April I was absent about twenty minutes, when I returned it was between four and five o'clock. I met the prisoner coming down stairs; I catched hold of her and made an alarm, and seeing my door open I charged her with robbing of me; she said she had not; a person of the first floor came to my assistance, and then Mr. Green came; when she found she could not get away she went up into my room and dropped the things there; Mr. Green went into the room. The prisoner got in by a false key. She had four keys two of them opened the door.

WILLIAM GREEN . I am the landlord of the house; I live in it.

Q. Do you let your floors in lodgings - A. Yes; the second floor I let to Mr. Lambert. On the 20th of April, between four and five o'clock in the afternoon, I heard Mrs. Lambert make an alarm; I asked her what was the matter; she said she had been robbed by the prisoner; I went into the room, and saw these things laying on the floor.

JAMAS BADCOCK. I am an officer. I was sent for; I took the prisoner in custody, and the things were delivered to me.

Q. to Prosecutrix. Now, Mrs. Lambert look at the things - A. They are eight shirts, they are mine; that is my watch; I have under charged it at three pounds; it is a silver watch with a gold seal; an ink-stand, they are all my husband's property.

Prisoner's Defence. Them keys belong to my own door.

GUILTY - DEATH , aged 45.

First Middlesex jury, before Mr. Justice Grose.