John Witton – Cheese thief 1834

Cambridge Chronicle and Journal - Friday 10 January 1834John Witton was transported in 1834 for stealing from a grocer. John asked if the Court could do him a favour.

Cambridge Chronicle and Journal – Friday 10 January 1834 reports the following:

John Witton, of Wisbech St. Peter, was convicted of stealing a cheese, on the 1st November last, from William Woolard, grocer, of the same place, and sentenced to 7 years transportation. – Before he left the dock, he said to the Court – “Gentlemen, as I have a long way to go, I should like to take the cheese with me.”

Ian Waugh