19th September 1810
Reference Numbert18100919-97
SentenceImprisonment > house of correction; Corporal > private whipping

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723. THOMAS BASSET was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 10th of September , a ham, value 15 s. the property of Benjamin Richardson .

SARAH YATES . On the tenth of September, about nine in the morning, I was going past Mr. Richardson's, a cheesemonger 's shop, at the corner of West-street, Grafton-street , I saw the prisoner put his hand into the window and take a ham; I informed Mr. Richardson of it, he sent a man after him, he took the prisoner and the ham.

JAMES BRIMSKILL. I am a servant to Mr. Richardson. From information of the last witness, I pursued the prisoner, he fell down and dropped the ham, I picked up the ham and took him. This is the ham, it is my master's,

Prisoner's defence. I leave myself to the mercy of the Court.

GUILTY , aged 32.

Confined Six Months in the House of Correction , and Whipped in Jail .

Second Middlesex jury, before Mr. Recorder.

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