William Hartly, Theft > animal theft, Theft > animal theft, 5th November 1716.

Reference Number: t17161105-2
Offences: Theft > animal theft; Theft > animal theft
Verdicts: Guilty; Guilty
Punishments: Death

William Hartly , of the Parish of Tottenham , was indicted for stealing 5 Steers, value 51. the Goods of William Cawthorn of Ely , the 6th of October last. John Snipp depos'd, that being employ'd by Mr. Cawthorn to endeavour to find his Beasts, he took the Prisoner with them at Tottenham. The Prisoner in his Defence said the Beasts were deliver'd to him by one Mr. Drake in Yorkshire, to sell in Smithfield: but that appearing to the Jury to be an improbable Story, they brought him in Guilty of the Indictment.

He was indicted a Second time for stealing a Bay Colt , the Goods of Francis Harrison of Ely , the 6th of October aforesaid. Francis Harrison, depos'd, he lost his Horse out of his Grounds the same Night Mr. Cawthorn lost his Steers. Mr. Stomp depos'd that he knowing that Mr. Harrison had lost a Horse, and seeing him in the Custody of one Carter at the Green Man at Carter who had set him there? and Carter reply'd, Mr. Will. Hartly; he thereupon gave notice to Mr. Harrison, who came and owned him. The Prisoner deny'd that he deliver'd any Horse to Carter: but the Jury considering the plainness of the Evidence, bought him in Guilty of this Indictment also.

[Death. See summary.]


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