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Eighty pounds!  I imagined someone walking out with a side of beef but it says 'boiled'.   How did they manage to boil so much beef? 


TEIGNMOUTH COURT HOUSE

THURSDAY - (Before Sir W.H. Tonkin and S. C.Hamlyn).

Thomas BROWN was charged by Mr. WINDEATT of Fore-street, with stealing eighty pounds of boiled beef.  The prisoner was observed by a woman to take the meat from the window and run off with it.  She immediately acquainted Mr. WINDEATT of the robbery, who came out and seized him with the meat in his possession.  The prisoner's defence was that he did not intend to steal it, but merely took it up to see whether he should like it before purchasing some.  The prisoner was committed to trial.

- Trewman's Exeter Flying Post or Plymouth and Cornish Advertiser (Exeter, England),
Thursday, August 5, 1858; Issue 4817

DEVON GENERAL SESSIONS

TRIALS OF PRISONERS

Thomas BROWN, 33, was charged with stealing meat at Teignmouth, on the 25th July, the property of John WINDEATT.  The prisoner was seen by a woman to take the meat from the shop of Mr. WINDEATT, who keeps an eating house at West Teignmouth.  The jury found the prisoner guilty, and he was sentenced to two months' imprisonment, with hard labour.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post or Plymouth and Cornish Advertiser (Exeter, England),
Thursday, September 16, 1858; Issue 4823.

 

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