Robbery at Boxford

Bury Free Press
31 October 1863

Rose Ann Cousins, pleaded guilty to stealing a pearl necklace and other articles, the property of the Rev. J. Byng, her master, at Boxford. - Mr Bulwer said he was instructed to watch the case on behalf of the accused, who was the daughter of most respectable parents; she had gone out to service at her own request, and up to this time had borne a most excellent character, but had probably been tempted by these gew gaws to commit this offence. -He called witnesses who spoke to her character from childhood. -The Court sentenced her to three month's hard labour, the first and last week in solitude.