ANN COX, MARY DESBOROUGH.
12th January 1791
Reference Numbert17910112-27
VerdictNot Guilty; Guilty > theft under 1s
SentenceCorporal > private whipping

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81. ANN COX and MARY DESBOROUGH were indicted for stealing, on the 18th of September , one copper pottage pot, value 2 s. one blanket, value 12 d. a shift, value 2 d. and a flannel petticoat, value 2 d. the property of Thomas Goble .

THOMAS GOBLE sworn.

I live at Richmond; I lost the things in the indictment; the youngest prisoner, Mary Desborough , is my wife's daughter; she had lived with me two years; she lived, when I lost the things, with Ann Cox ; all the things in the indictment were found in Ann Cox 's house; Mary Desborough acknowledged the things to be mine; they have no marks.

HENRY WICKHAM sworn.

I received the things of the prosecutor; the prisoners were in custody.

Court. Are the things in the same state and condition as when you received them? - No, they are blacker.

Prisoner Cox. I know nothing of it.

Prisoner Desborough. I took the property, and gave it to him directly.

ANN COX , NOT GUILTY .

MARY DESBOROUGH , GUILTY, 10 d.

Privately whipped .

Tried by the Second Middlesex Jury before Mr. Baron PERRYN .


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