Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 07 October 2022), July 1829, trial of ELIZABETH SHARP (t18290716-123).

ELIZABETH SHARP, Theft > simple larceny, 16th July 1829.

1497. ELIZABETH SHARP was indicted for stealing, on the 23d of June , 1 handkerchief, value 2s. , the goods of Henry Letton .

REBECCA LETTON . I am the wife of Henry Letton, a gardener . On the 23d of June, I went to the Blind Beggar, Bethnal-green , on business, and left a bundle tied up in this handkerchief on the table - I went out and forgot my bundle - when I missed it I returned, and it was gone; the officer found it at the prisoner's - it had had some sugar and bacon in it.

JAMES PIPER . I searched the prisoner's house, and found this handkerchief.(Property produced and sworn to.)

ELIZABETH TURNER . I live with my mother - I went with the prisoner to the Blind Beggar, on the 23d of June; she said to me, "Bring the bundle, Betsey, and let us go;" I took the bundle, and gave it to Mrs. Robinson- the prisoner was inside when I took it, and I am sure she told me to take it.

Prisoner. It was Mrs. Robinson told you to take it, you know that well; I live in your mother's house. Witness. You lived at my mother's, and it was you told me to take it.

ELIZABETH HOLMES . I am bar-maid at the Blind Beggar. I served these persons with some gin - I saw the prisoner there, and saw the girl take the bundle.

Prisoner's Defence. It was another person told her to take it: I do not know who put the handkerchief in my yard.

GUILTY . Aged 48.

Confined Six Weeks .