Derbyshire Lent Assises Thursday March 15 18??
ANTHONY STRANGE,Aged 21,for stealing at Crich,eight pounds of bread,the property of Gervase Spendlove .The prosecutor,a farmer in the parish of Crich,observed the prisoner loitering about his premises after he had done his day,s work,on the 12th of January;he missed a loaf,and went to the prisoner,s father,s,and charged him with stealing the loaf;the prisoner acknowledged that he had taken it,and said where it was;some had been cut off;the prisoner pleaded want;witness did not see any other victuals in the house------Guilty,but recommended to mercy.-----To be imprisoned one month,and kept to hard labour.