Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 24 September 2021), September 1826, trial of JOHN COOK (t18260914-374).

JOHN COOK, Theft > animal theft, 14th September 1826.

1686. JOHN COOK was indicted for stealing, on the 15th of September , 8 napkins, value 2s.; 2 pairs of stockings, value 1s.; 1 apron, value 1s., and 4 live tame fowls, price 10s. , the property of Low Fysh .

LOW FYSH. I keep a chandler's shop in Edward-street, Islington . About one o'clock on the morning of the 15th of September, I was called up, and was told somebody was climbing my wall; two officers got over; I went down, and found the prisoner in charge; I saw the linen taken from him; the fowls were dead, in the wash-house.

EDWARD PALMER . I received information, and got over Fysh's wall, and found the prisoner concealed there, with the linen.

JOHN REYNARD . I am an officer. I was with Palmer, and took the prisoner.

JANE CLARK . I had washed this linen, and hung it up in the yard.(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 64.

Confined Fourteen Days .