Old Bailey Proceedings:
Old Bailey Proceedings: Accounts of Criminal Trials

7th September 1715

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Margaret Carr proceedingsdefend , of the Parish of St. Margaret Westminster , was indicted for stealing a Scarlet Hood, some Head Cloths and other Goods, belonging to Lieutenant Sadler proceedingsvictim , out of the House of Samuel Kempster < no role > , on the 7th of Aug. last. Mrs. Kempster depos'd, That having known the Prisoner formerly, she was perswaded by her to admit her as a Servant, till such time she could get another Place, who took an Opportunity to steal the Goods; and afterwards pawn'd them. The Prisoner, in her Defence own'd she pawn'd them, and several Things before, by Mrs. Kempster's Order, without the Knowledge of her Husband; and the Pawn-broker swore, That Mrs. Kempster came to his House, and said he might deal with the Prisoner, for she was her Servant , and at another time said, She hop'd he would take no Notice to her Husband of what had pass'd between them in Dealing; for the durst not let him know anything of the Matter. The Jury considering the Matter, acquitted the Prisoner.

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