Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 11 December 2023), December 1820, trial of ELIZA HOLLAND (t18201206-31).

ELIZA HOLLAND, Theft > theft from a specified place, 6th December 1820.

31. ELIZA HOLLAND was indicted for stealing, on the 24th of October , at St. Martin in the Fields , in the dwelling-house of James Appleby , one 20 l. Bank note, his property .

JAMES APPLEBY . I am a pelisse and straw bonnet-maker , and live in St. Martin's-court , St. Martin's in the Fields. On the 24th of October I lost this 20 l. note from a bundle of notes, containing 400 l., which I put at night between two mattresses where I slept. In the morning I went down leaving them there about seven o'clock, and about eight I missed this 20 l. note. The prisoner was my servant - I did not mean her to know they were there. I do not recollect whether the bed was made. The note was marked by me on the back,

"Lady Moller, Clarges-street" - I have since seen it at Bow-street - (produced) - this is the note. The prisoner lived three months with me - I had a character with her.

GEORGE DYER . I am a clerk in the Bank. The note was paid in on the 25th of October by Messrs. Glynns, the banker's; I produced it at Bow-street.

EDWARD UNWIN . I am servant to Mr. Newton, of Leicester-square. I took - (I think it was on the 21st of October, but am sure it was on a Saturday) - this note of the prisoner. I did not mark it, but changed the note she paid me with Mr. South. She said she had no smaller note, but it was a good one, and it had just come from St. Martin's-court. She gave me an address in Earl-street, which I found was her mother's.

JAMES APPLEBY re-examined. I missed it on Tuesday, the 24th of October, it had been there ever since Friday. I do not know when it was taken.

JOSEPH SOUTH . On the 21st of October I received the note from Unwin. I marked it

"Newton, 21st October."

HENRY GBOVE . I am an officer. I found 15 l. at her mother's, secreted in the wall.

The prisoner made no defence.

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 16.

Recommended to Mercy.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bailey.