5 May 2013

Jean Watson, Banff

On Sunday last, Jean Watson, a vagrant from Banff, called on a medical gentleman in this place, under pretence of being seized with the pains of labour; and being from motives of humanity sent into a public house, where she was very kindly treated and put to bed, waited an opportunity, when the room was quiet, and carried off sundry articles of wearing apparel, belonging to one of the maid-servants.  She was aferwards apprehended with the stolen property in her possession, and being brought before the magistrate, the theft was proven, when she was sentenced to three months confinement in Bridewell.

Published in the Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday 5th May 1813.

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