Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 01 December 2021), January 1787, trial of JOHN COOK HENRY DEVEREL (t17870110-65).

JOHN COOK, HENRY DEVEREL, Theft > grand larceny, Theft > receiving, 10th January 1787.

224. JOHN COOK was indicted for stealing, a parcel of wood, value 4 s. the property of - Armstrong :

And HENRY DEVEREL was indicted for receiving the same, knowing it to be stolen .

The prisoner Cook was a servant of the prosecutor's, and was seen by one Thomas Bence , stopping with his cart at Deverel's cellar, and delivering some wood at different times; which was found at Deverel's unconcealed; and deposed to by the prosecutor's foreman.

JOHN COOK , GUILTY ,

Transported for seven years .

HENRY DEVEREL , NOT GUILTY .

Tried by the first Middlesex Jury before Mr. RECORDER.