a great mob of people

On Thursday last a great mob of people assembled in a riotous manner at Hinkley in this county, and stopped a waggon loaded with cheese upon the turnpike road leading from Hinkley to Burbage; to prevent it proceeding further they cut the coupling reins of the horses and broke the waggon shafts. About eight the same evening they unloaded the waggon and distributed the cheese amongst the mob, in the whole to the amount of 85l. and upwards, the property of Henry Goddard, of Watford in Hertfordshire.
++Yesterday a great mob arose at Shilton, to the number of 600 or more, and stopped two waggons loaded with cheese, which they detained for several hours, and afterwards unloaded and distributed amongst the populace.