Elizabeth Waddle was charged with stealing a half-sovereign and other money, the property of a sailor named David Slaven. The sailor had drunk two quarts of beer and a glass of spirits in the course of the previous afternoon, and had went with this woman to her own house. Seven hours elapsed between the time he felt the money in his pocket and his discovering the loss. The woman was taken into custody that morning, and 3s 1 1/2d and a pawnbroker's ticket were found upon her, she having been to pawn a dress. As it could not be proved she took the moeny, she was discharged.
Hampshire Advertiser (Southampton, Hampshire, England), February 28, 1852.