<!-- © 2003-2008 Old Bailey Proceedings Online -->
<TEI.2>
<text>
<body>
<div0 id="17880625" type="sessionsPaper" fragment="yes">
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t17880625-35">
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="178806250035"/>
<xptr type="preceedingDiv" divtype="trialAccount" id="t17880625-34"/>
<xptr type="followingDiv" divtype="trialAccount" id="t17880625-36"/>
<interp inst="t17880625-35" type="collection" value="BAILEY"/>
<interp inst="t17880625-35" type="year" value="1788"/>
<interp inst="t17880625-35" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/17880625"/>
<interp inst="t17880625-35" type="date" value="17880625"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t17880625-35-off158-c257" targOrder="Y" targets="t17880625-35-defend334 t17880625-35-off158 t17880625-35-verdict160"/>
<p>437.
<persName id="t17880625-35-defend334" type="defendantName"> WILLIAM EATON
<interp inst="t17880625-35-defend334" type="surname" value="EATON"/>
<interp inst="t17880625-35-defend334" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<interp inst="t17880625-35-defend334" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> was indicted for
<rs id="t17880625-35-off158" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t17880625-35-off158" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t17880625-35-off158" type="offenceSubcategory" value="grandLarceny"/> stealing, on the
<rs id="t17880625-35-cd159" type="crimeDate">14th of May</rs>
<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t17880625-35-off158 t17880625-35-cd159"/>, a Cheshire cheese, value 20 s. </rs> the property of
<persName id="t17880625-35-victim335" type="victimName"> Strother Allen
<interp inst="t17880625-35-victim335" type="surname" value="Allen"/>
<interp inst="t17880625-35-victim335" type="given" value="Strother"/>
<interp inst="t17880625-35-victim335" type="gender" value="male"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t17880625-35-off158 t17880625-35-victim335"/> </persName> .</p>
<p>The prisoner dropt the cheese in the presence of the prosecutor, and was soon afterwards taken by him.</p>
<p>(The prisoner called eight witnesses to his character.)</p>
<p>
<rs id="t17880625-35-verdict160" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t17880625-35-verdict160" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/> GUILTY </rs>.</p>
<p>
<rs id="t17880625-35-punish161" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t17880625-35-punish161" type="punishmentCategory" value="transport"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="t17880625-35-defend334 t17880625-35-punish161"/> Transported for seven years </rs>.</p>
<p>Tried by the first Middlesex Jury before Mr. RECORDER.</p> </div1></div0>
</body>
</text>
</TEI.2>

View as Text