Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 06 December 2023), January 1830, trial of SOPHIA BEVAN (t18300114-88).

SOPHIA BEVAN, Theft > simple larceny, 14th January 1830.

322. SOPHIA BEVAN was indicted for stealing, on the 26th of December , 1 tea-spoon, value 2s. , the goods of Robert Bales .

ROBERT BALES . The prisoner comes to my house with linen from the mangle; I lost a tea-spoon on the 26th of December - it had been used the night before, and I was informed that the prisoner came to my house that morning- she had left a basket of mangling; I gave notice to the pawnbrokers.

JOSEPH HALL . I am shopman to a pawnbroker. The prisoner brought this spoon to pawn with me, on the 26th of December. about eleven o'clock in the morning - I stopped her from the information I had received.(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 38. - Confined Three Months .