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

30th October 1811

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894. ISABELLA RICHARDSON proceedingsdefend was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 25th of September , a pewter measure, value 8 d. and a wine-glass, value 6 d. the property of Nicholas Burgen proceedingsvictim .

SUSANNAH BURGEN < no role > . My husband is a victualler . we keep the Cock in Dyot Street .

HARRIET DAVIS < no role > . I live with my aunt. On the 25th of September I served the prisoner and another with a quartern of gin, when the prisoner went out I thought I heard the measure and the glass jingle in her pocket. I went to see if it was in the tap room, it was gone. I went out and told the prisoner that she had the glass and measure, she said she had not got it. I went to pull her in doors, she offered me the glass, I refused it, then she took out the measure and threw it down and the glass after that.

Q. Was she drunk or sober. - A. She did not appear to be drunk. This is the measure, and this is part of the glass, it is my aunt's property.

Prisoner's Defence. I told her I did not know how the measure and glass came in my pocket.

GUILTY , aged 38,

Confined Six Months in the House of Correction , and fined 1 s.

Second Middlesex jury, before Mr. Recorder.

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