Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 21 January 2022), October 1826, trial of MARY DAVIS (t18261026-206).

MARY DAVIS, Theft > grand larceny, 26th October 1826.

1998. MARY DAVIS was indicted for stealing, on the 3d of October , 1 blanket, value 4s. , the goods of Ann Tarlizzic , widow .

ANN TARLIZZIC. I am a widow, and live in Golden-lane . The prisoner is a stranger; on the 3d of October I found this blanket on the landing-place - she had been up-stairs, and taken it from a room, which was not occupied.

ROBERT TIPPETT . I am the prosecutrix's grandson; I saw the prisoner sitting on the landing-place, on this blanket; she asked me for some person whom I did not know: I made no answer, and went into a back-room, and shortly after she asked how long the person who lodged in the front room would be; I said, "I could not tell;" she shut the door - I heard her go down soon after; I looked after her, and saw this blanket fall from her on the landing-place; I asked her what business she had to take it - she said she had not taken it, that she kicked it on the stairs, but I had seen her sitting on it; an officer was fetched, and took her.

SARAH GABLE . I lodge in the house; I heard a noise, opened the door, and Tippett said, "This woman has taken a blanket."

JOHN TWEEDY . I am an officer. I took her in charge.(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was not in any room - I went on an errand to a man's wife there; it laid on the bannisters and as I turned round, it fell down.

GUILTY . Aged 34.

Transported for Seven Years .