Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 27 November 2021), January 1791, trial of ANN COX MARY DESBOROUGH (t17910112-27).

ANN COX, MARY DESBOROUGH, Theft > grand larceny, 12th January 1791.

81. ANN COX and MARY DESBOROUGH were indicted for stealing, on the 18th of September , one copper pottage pot, value 2 s. one blanket, value 12 d. a shift, value 2 d. and a flannel petticoat, value 2 d. the property of Thomas Goble .

THOMAS GOBLE sworn.

I live at Richmond; I lost the things in the indictment; the youngest prisoner, Mary Desborough , is my wife's daughter; she had lived with me two years; she lived, when I lost the things, with Ann Cox ; all the things in the indictment were found in Ann Cox 's house; Mary Desborough acknowledged the things to be mine; they have no marks.

HENRY WICKHAM sworn.

I received the things of the prosecutor; the prisoners were in custody.

Court. Are the things in the same state and condition as when you received them? - No, they are blacker.

Prisoner Cox. I know nothing of it.

Prisoner Desborough. I took the property, and gave it to him directly.

ANN COX , NOT GUILTY .

MARY DESBOROUGH , GUILTY, 10 d.

Privately whipped .

Tried by the Second Middlesex Jury before Mr. Baron PERRYN .