4th March 1839
Reference Numbert18390304-900
VerdictGuilty > unknown; Guilty > unknown
SentenceImprisonment; Corporal > whipping; Transportation

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900. THOMAS BROWN and THOMAS SIMMONS were indicted for stealing, on the 21st of February, 71bs. weight of bacon, value 4s., the goods of John Courtney.

JOHN COURTNEY . I live in King-street, Snow-hill, and am a cheesemonger. I lost this bacon on the 21st of February—I know it is mine.

JOHN PYKE . I live in King-street. On the evening of the 21st of February I saw the prisoner Brown take a piece of bacon out of the prosecutor's window, and give it to Simmons, who put it into his apron, and wrapped it up—I crossed, and took Simmons with it—Brown ran away—a person followed, and brought him back.

MAJOR JACKSON . I live in Bear-alley. I saw Brown pan the bacon to Simmons, and run away—I brought him back to the shop.

Simmons. I knocked it down with my arm. and took it op, to take it into the shop again.

BROWN— GUILTY . Aged 15.— Confined Three Days, and whipped.

SIMMONS*— GUILTY . Aged 15.— Transported for Seven Years—To the Isle of Wight.

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