Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 01 June 2023), September 1810, trial of THOMAS BASSET (t18100919-97).

THOMAS BASSET, Theft > grand larceny, 19th September 1810.

723. THOMAS BASSET was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 10th of September , a ham, value 15 s. the property of Benjamin Richardson .

SARAH YATES . On the tenth of September, about nine in the morning, I was going past Mr. Richardson's, a cheesemonger 's shop, at the corner of West-street, Grafton-street , I saw the prisoner put his hand into the window and take a ham; I informed Mr. Richardson of it, he sent a man after him, he took the prisoner and the ham.

JAMES BRIMSKILL. I am a servant to Mr. Richardson. From information of the last witness, I pursued the prisoner, he fell down and dropped the ham, I picked up the ham and took him. This is the ham, it is my master's,

Prisoner's defence. I leave myself to the mercy of the Court.

GUILTY , aged 32.

Confined Six Months in the House of Correction , and Whipped in Jail .

Second Middlesex jury, before Mr. Recorder.