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

7th September 1768

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588. (M.) Lucy Smith , otherwise Lucy Locket proceedingsdefend , spinster , was indicted for stealing a pair of silver shoe-buckles, value 10 s. a pair of metal knee-buckles, plaited with silver, value 10 d. one metal stock-buckle, one satten hat-band, one crystal stone hat-buckle, and 7 s. 6 d. in money numbered , the property of Samuel Sutton proceedingsvictim . ++

Samuel Sutton < no role > . I had been drinking near Black Boy-alley till it was too late to get into my lodging; the prisoner proffered me her bed, and said I should be very safe; I went with her into Black Boy-alley , and gave her a shilling for the use of her bed; when I awaked she was gone, and the things mentioned in the indictment; I went to go out, and the lower door was padlocked, an old woman let me out; when I found the prisoner she had my satten hat-band about her neck, I never found the other things.

Samuel Lee < no role > . I am a constable; the prosecutor described the prisoner, so that I knew her and took her up; he knew her at the first coming to her; he owned the thing about her neck, and shewed me an ollet hole in it which he said his wife had worked.

Prisoner's defence.

He gave me a shilling to carry him to a room, I did, and left him, and went to Bartholomew-fair again; what I had about my neck was an old black silk handkerchief, it is now in pawn for 6 d.

Acquitted .

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