Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 28 November 2021), April 1829, trial of ANN KING (t18290409-278).

ANN KING, Theft > simple larceny, 9th April 1829.

957. ANN KING was indicted for stealing, on the 6th of March , 13 yards of printed cotton, value 7s. , the goods of William Kemp Hodges .

CHARLOTTE HODGES . I am the wife of William Kemp Hodges, linen-daper , of the Minories . The prisoner came to our shop, on the 6th of March, and asked to look at some prints - I shewed her some; she looked at about three, then took a piece of cotton from the counter, and ran away with it; I gave an alarm, she was pursued, and brought back with it.

RICHARD BOOTH . I heard a cry of Stop thief! and took the prisoner, who was standing still, about one hundred yards from the shop - she had this print hanging on her arm.

WILLIAM KEMP HODGES I saw the prisoner in my shop on the 6th of March; I was in the counting-house; Mrs. Hodges made an alarm, and the prisoner was brought back - the print has my mark on it.

GUILTY . Aged 24.

Transported for Seven Years .