Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 13 August 2020), February 1846, trial of RICHARD DAVEY JOHN YOUNG WILLIAM CORNISH (t18460223-780).

RICHARD DAVEY, JOHN YOUNG, WILLIAM CORNISH, Theft > simple larceny, 23rd February 1846.

780. RICHARD DAVEY, JOHN YOUNG , and WILLIAM CORNISH were indicted for stealing a loaf of bread, value 4d.; the goods of James Plumridge.

SUSANNAH PLUMRIDGE . I am the wife of James Plumridge, a baker, of High-street, Wandsworth—between nine and ten o'clock on the 12th of Feb. one of the prisoners, Davey, I believe, came into the shop, and another man was outside—the one that came in asked me to give him some bread—I told him I could not give him any—he took a half-quartern loaf, divided it, and gave part to the other one who was outside—I cannot say which that was.

JAMES PLUMRIDGE . I am a baker, at Wandsworth—I received some information from my wife—I went out, and saw the three prisoners walking along, with some bread in their hands, just outside my door—I followed them till I met a policeman, and gave them into custody.

WIILIAM TAYLOR (police-constable.) I took the prisoners into custody, by Mr. Plumridge's desire—they were all three eating bread.

JAMES WEBB (police-constable.) I assisted in taking them—I found them eating bread.

JOHN BUSAIN (police-inspector.) I took the charge at the station—Cornish said, "We were all together, and I had a part of the bread."

DAVEY— GUILTY . Recommended to mercy by the Jury and the Prosecutor.

Confined One Month.

YOUNG and CORNISH— NOT GUILTY .