[Sca-cooks] OOP OT Sweeney Todd was Precious stones to ward off evils

Robin Carroll-Mann rcmann4 at earthlink.net
Thu Nov 29 22:07:24 PST 2007

Terry Decker wrote:
> Since there are no records of persons, trials or executions, Todd is 
> probably the figment of a penny dreadful author from around 1846.
> Bear 

Incidently, the proceedings of the Old Baley are searchable online at:

Brighid ni Chiarain
Barony of Settmour Swamp, East Kingdom
Robin Carroll-Mann ***  rcmann4 at earthlink.net

obFood: There are a number of food-related case, such as:

  "Henry Millmash, alias Middlemath , of the Parish of St. Leonard 
Shoreditch, was indicted for feloniously stealing 18 Cheesecakes, and 12 
Apple-pies" (punishment: transportation)

"JOHN OLIVER and JOHN JOHNSTON , otherwise BANDY , were indicted for 
feloniously assaulting John Briant Cecil , on the King's highway, on the 
13th of December last, and putting him in corporal fear and danger of 
his life, feloniously taking from his person, and against his will, one 
linen cloth, value 18 d. and eighteen mutton-pies, value 1 s. and 
twenty-four copper half-pence, value 12 d. his property." (punishment: 

"Mark Ward was indicted for stealing three quarters of a pound of green 
tea, one tin cannister, three ounces of cloves, and four ounces of 
nutmegs, the value of the whole, 12 s. being the goods of Francis 
Morley" (punishment: branding)

"Ann Tompkins , alias Webb , of St. Sepulchres, was indicted for 
feloniously stealing 14 lb of Cocoa-Nuts, 20 Gallons of Ale and 40 s. in 
Money, in the Dwelling House of Mary Benning on the 20th of October 
last. She was a second time indicted for feloniously stealing 5 Guineas, 
80 Pound of Cocoa-Nuts, 10 Pound of Chocolate, some Coffee and 12 Flasks 
of Florence Wine . But the Evidence not being sufficient, the Jury 
Acquitted her of both Indictments."

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