Adams, Mary (d. 1702)

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Adams, Mary (d. 1702)

English thief. Born at Reading in Berkshire, England; hanged at Tyburn, June 16, 1702.

After giving birth to an illegitimate child, left Reading for London; worked in Drury Lane as prostitute, picking the pockets of her clients; arrested while attempting to cash stolen bank note, was tried and sentenced to death.