Offence: Theft > animal theft
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Gabriel Sheires , of the Parish of St. Martins in the Fields , Indicted for stealing a Horse from Richard Watson . The Evidence for the King was, that the said Sheires, with several others, meeting with Watson on the High-way near Battersey, Sheires and his Companions stopped him as he was riding along, took him off his Horse, carried him into a Field, robbed him of 13s. taking away his Horse, leaving him bound hand and foot. The matter being strongly proved against the Prisoner, the Jury found him Guilty of Felony.