Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 05 October 2022), September 1817, trial of ELIZA ANDERSON (t18170917-173).

ELIZA ANDERSON, Theft > grand larceny, 17th September 1817.

1280. ELIZA ANDERSON was indicted for stealing, on the 11th of July , two skins of leather, value 7s. , the goods of William West .

EDWARD TICKNER . I am servant to William West, who lives in Bride-lane, Fleet-street; the prisoner generally dealt at our shop. On the 11th of July she came for a calf-skin, while she was looking at some, I saw her put something under her clothes; after rolling it up she sent me into the back shop for some sheep skins, while I was there I saw her put something under her clothes again, I called her into the counting-house, and charged her with the robbery - She acknowledged having took one, and produced it from her pocket - I sent for an officer; before he came I saw her throw a calf-skin from under her clothes.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Confined One Month . GUILTY . Aged 45.

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.