Bradford had a spare room, and offered to let it for the night, to avoid a late night journey. After Kelf and the two women had been in the room a hour, he came down to share a pot of ale with Mrs Bradford. He returned to the room and fell asleep. Mrs Bradford remembered that the drawers in the room were unlocked. She went up and found the two women gone, and the clothing in the drawers also.
Kelf was arrested, tried and cast for transportation. While in Newgate prison it was suspected that he was a woman, and he was examined and discovered. He admitted that he had lived as a man for sixteen years.
- Weekly Journal, or The British Gazetteer. 23 July 1726.
- Rictor Norton. Ed. "Some Cross-Dressing Women, 1720s and earlier", Homosexuality in Eighteenth-Century England: A Sourcebook. 29 July 2004, updated 16 June 2008. http://rictornorton.co.uk/eighteen/1720lesb.htm.
- “George Kelf”. Old Bailey Proceedings, 11th July 1726. www.oldbaileyonline.org/browse.jsp?path=sessionsPapers%2F17260711.xml.