Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 01 December 2021), April 1841, trial of THOMAS MUSGROVE (t18410405-1157).

THOMAS MUSGROVE, Theft > simple larceny, 5th April 1841.

1157. THOMAS MUSGROVE was indicted for stealing, on the 19th of March, 2lbs. weight of mutton, value 1s. 6d.; the goods of Richard Parsons.

RICHARD PARSONS . I am the son of Richard Parsons, a butcher, in Leather-lane. On the 19th of March, about nine o'clock I saw the prisoner take the mutton from the stall-board outside—he ran away—and caught him with it

Cross-examined by MR. PAYNE. Q. Where was it when you stopped him? A. It was in his hand, and he dropped it—there was another boy with him—the prisoner said he did not intend to do it.

LLEWELLIN FRAZER (police-constable G 138.) I took the prisoner and the mutton.

(The prisoner received a good character.)

GUILTY . Aged 10.— Whipped and Discharged.