At the Magistrates’ Clerk’s Office on Thursday, before J Clark, Esq, and the Rev H J Faussett, Charles and George Knight, brothers, were brought up, charged with stealing a ham, weighing 10 lbs, the property of Mrs Fanny Wright, beerhouse keeper, at Badsey on the previous evening. They were committed to take their trial at the next assizes. Bail allowed.
Three months later, a follow-up report occurred:
Worcester Journal - Saturday 21 October 1865
WEDNESDAY, BEFORE THE RIGHT HON EARL DUDLEY – STEALING HAM AT BADSEY
Charles Knight, 39, and George Knight, 30, labourers, were indicted for stealing 10 lbs of ham, the property of Fanny Wright, on the 26th of July last. Mr Streeten prosecuted. On the above day the prisoners went to the house of the prosecutrix and had a quart of beer. When they went away they stole a ham. On its being missed, PC Finn was communicated with, and the prisoners were apprehended, and the ham, which was identified as the one stolen, was found in the house of the prisoner Charles. A verdict of guilty was returned. Charles, against whom there was a previous conviction, was sentenced to nine months’ hard labour, and George to three months’ hard labour.
This was brothers, Charles Knight (1825-1894) and George Knight (c1835-c1880s), the sons of Charles and Sarah Knight.