Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 7.2, 22 February 2018), April 1785, trial of WILLIAM BOLTON , otherwise RICHARD BOLTON (t17850406-60).

WILLIAM BOLTON, Theft > grand larceny, 6th April 1785.

473. WILLIAM BOLTON , otherwise RICHARD BOLTON was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 1st day of March last, twenty-six pounds of butter, value 12 s. and one wooden cask, value 4 d. the property of William Brown .

The prisoner was taken with the butter on his back.

GUILTY .

To be whipped and confined twelve months in the House of Correction .

Tried by the second London Jury before Mr. Baron EYRE .