Talbot, Mary
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Conviction Details

Status on Arrival: Convict Ship: Lady Juliana - 1790
Crime: Shoplifting Sentence: 7 years
Tried at: Old Bailey First Middlesex jury Trial Date: 27 February 1788

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Extract from oldbaileyonline.org

MARY TALBOT, Theft > shoplifting, 27th February 1788.

Reference Number: t17880227-34
Offence: Theft > shoplifting
Verdict: Guilty > lesser offence
Punishment: Transportation

187. MARY TALBOT was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 19th of February , 7 yards of printed cotton, value 17 s. the property of Francis Faulding , privily in his shop .


I am servant to Mr. Faulding, linen-draper , King-street, Covent-garden ; on Tuesday the 19th of February, between five and six o'clock in the afternoon, the prisoner came into the shop, and asked for a quarter of a yard of Irish linen, at 14 d. a yard; I cut her off a quarter of a yard, and she gave me twopence-halfpenny, and went out of the shop.


I am shopman to Mr. Faulding; I had been out; I came in while the prisoner was in the shop; she had a piece of calico in her hand, and was putting it under her arm, between her and her child; she had a child in her arms; she went out, I went after her and took her.

(The calico was produced in Court, and deposed to by Rushton and Field.)


I went into the shop to buy a bit of linen; I was very much in liquor; what I bought, or what I brought out of the shop, I do not know.

The witnesses both said, she did not appear to them to be in liquor.

GUILTY Of stealing the goods, but not privily in the shop .

Transported for seven years .

Tried by the first Middlesex Jury before Mr. ROSE.

Mary's son William was embarked on the 'Lady Juliana' with her. Some records incorrectly attribute Dorcas Talbott as the mother of this child
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