Proceedings of the Old Bailey

MARY BRIGGS, theft : simple grand larceny, 16th September, 1801.

The Proceedings of the Old Bailey Ref: t18010916-53

Trial Summary:
* Crime(s): theft : simple grand larceny,
* Punishment Type: imprisonment : House of Correction, whipping : private,
* Verdict: Guilty,
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Original Text:

680. MARY BRIGGS was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 10th of September, eighteen pieces of flannel, value 4s. 6d. and thirty yards of worsted binding, value 6d. the property of Thomas Brind .

THOMAS BRIND sworn. - I am a dyer: On the 10th of this month I lost the articles mentioned in the indictment, from the kitchen table; I saw them afterwards at the Police-office, in Worship-street; Mr. Robertson, who is here, saw the prisoner take them.

JOHN ROBERTSON sworn. - I am a mariner; I was at Mr. Brind's; I saw the prisoner look in at the window, then she came to the street door and enquired for one Mr. Smith, a shoemaker; I made no answer, and then she came in and took some pieces of flannel and worsted binding off the table; she was going out at the door with them and I stopped her and took them from her; she was attempting to put them in her apron when I stopped her.

ANN ROBERTSON sworn. - I am the wife of the last witness; I was in the yard; I came into the room and saw my husband have hold of the prisoner: I asked her if she was not a wicked woman to think of robbing such poor people, and she said yes. (The property was deposed to by the prosecutor.)

The prisoner did not say any thing in her defence.

GUILTY , aged 33.

Confined six months in the House of Correction , whipped in the jail , and discharged.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.