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Theft by a Darfield Domestic

February 1907

Sheffield Daily Telegraph 23 February 1907

Theft by a Darfield Domestic

Priscilla Thornton, a young domestic servant, 22 years of age, but looking younger, who had recently been in the charg of Mrs Dwyer, of Sandale, Great Houghton, was brought up at Barnsley yesterday charged with having stolen £2 10s , the property of a miner named Robert Love, on 27 January.

Love lodged with Mrs Dwyer, and on the night in question, Thornton went into Love’s bedroom, and took £2 10s of £5 which he had left in a waistcoat pocket.

Then she went to the Butcher Arms, Thurnscoe, had three glasses of port wine, for which she changed a sovereign, and nothing more was heard of her until she was arrested at Wombwell a week ago.

The girl pleaded guilty.

There was a previous conviction and sentence of two months imprisonment against her, and she was now sent to jail for a second period of two months