Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 24 September 2021), January 1787, trial of ELIZABETH BECKFORD (t17870110-67).

ELIZABETH BECKFORD, Theft > grand larceny, 10th January 1787.

226. ELIZABETH BECKFORD was indicted for stealing, on the 26th of October last, twelve pounds weight of Gloucester cheese, value 4 s. the property of Henry Austen .

The prisoner was taken instantly with the cheese.

GUILTY .

Transported for seven years .

Tried by the first Middlesex Jury before Mr. Justice WILSON.