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Mary Hoy Old Bailey

MARY HOY, theft: pick pocketing, 26 May 1819

822. MARY HOY was indicted for stealing, on the 19th of May, four 1 l. bank notes, the property of Sampson Cook, from his person.

SAMPSON COOK. I am a seaman. On the 21st of May, I saw the prisoner standing at a door in Bluegate-fields. I went up stairs, and pulled four 1 l. notes out of my pocket - she snatched them out of my hand and ran away. I never saw her again until the Friday, when I found her at the same house. I am sure she is the woman.

Prisoner's Defence. I am not the person who went up stairs with the prosecutor; I went up after he said he had been robbed. He afterwards came to the house, and pointed me out instead of the right girl.

GUILTY. Aged 19.

Confined One Year.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow.