Offences: Theft > animal theft; Theft > animal theft
Verdicts: Guilty; Not Guilty; Not Guilty
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Thomas Hurd and Anne his Wife , of St. James Clerkenwel , were indicted for stealing 3 Weather Sheep, value 31. the 2d of March last, the Property of George Gadsby . Richard Lambeth deposed, that the Sheep being stolen he went to Newteners-lane to search, and found at a boyling Cook's 3 Pelts with the Heads and Feet cut off, and the Wooll pulled off in the Cellar, and a Quarter of Mutton hanging behind a Bed. The Person said he bought the Meat from the Prisoner's Wife, and the other things from the Prisoner. Going from thence to the Prisoner's House, they found 8 Stone of Fat, Bags of Wool, and other things of the same nature. Another Evidence deposed, that the Prisoner had asked him to go along with him a Sheep stealing, telling him, that if he did not care for being concerned in the disposing of the Carcasses, he would give him his Share in Money. He had been an old Offender; the Jury therefore brought him in guilty , but his Wife was acquitted .