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The Examination of Mary Hill alias Yarley 10 Mar: 16989

who saith that on May day last about 4 of the clock in the afternoon this Examinant found in Fanchurch street one and Twenty six pences wrapt up in a piece of paper and took them home to her house at Kidlington in the parish of Lambeth and of Wednesday last this Examinant came over the water into the parish of St. Anns and brought with her one Ellen Cooper a Girle of about 9 yeares old the daughter of one Mr. Cooper a Neighbour of hers formerly in Goodman's fields and as this Examinant and the said Girle were going togeather in a street near Soho square the said Girle desired this Examinant to give her some money to buy a Cake with and this Examinant did give to the said Girle one of the said Six pences which she found in Fanchurch street as aforesaid with which the said Girle bought a penny Cake and returned the Exchange of the said Six pence to this Examinant in half pence and farthings and this Examinant did a litle afterwards upon the same day send the Girle aforesaid to a Chandlers Shop near the said Soho to buy a Loaf of bread either a penny or half penny loaf and gave to the said Girle another of the said six pences which she this Examinant found in FanchChurch as aforesaid to pay for the said bread but the people of the said shop finding the said Sixpence to be a counterfeit one stopt the Girle who telling them that she had the said Six pence of this Examinant there upon this Examinant was apprehended and carryed before Sir Michaell Cole who Committed her a Prisoner to the Gatehouse and the people who apprehended this Examinant did upon Searching of her find in her custody 19 of the said Six pences and the reason why she sent the Girle with a Sixpence to buy a loaf as aforesaid when she had farthings + half pence was in order to try Whether the said Sixpences were good ones or not and that the reason of her comeing over the water from home was to see one Mrs Brookes a Widdow who lives in Lucknar's Lane near Drury Lane and that she was going to Kidlington aforesaid from the said Luknars Lane when she was apprehended near Soho but why she went that way she does not know And that on Fryday last she <91r> went to see Mr Cooper and his wife of Lemon street in Goodmans fields in order to get them to borrow some money for her and on her return home found the said 6 pences in Fanchurch street as aforesaid


the mark of
Mary Hill

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[2] Capt. March 10 16989
coram Is Newton

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