William Page, Theft > animal theft, Theft > animal theft, 27th April 1720.

Reference Number: t17200427-37
Offences: Theft > animal theft; Theft > animal theft
Verdicts: Guilty
Punishments: Death

William Page , of St. James at Clerkenwell , was indicted for feloniously stealing a black Mare value 6 l. the Goods of John Gray , on the 13th of March last. The Prosecutor deposed that her lost his Mare from the Grounds at Eriss in Huntingtonshire on the 22nd of December last at Night, and found her on John Rawlinson . John Rawlinson deposed, that he bought her of the Prisoner in Long-Lane. The Prisoner in his Defence said, that he bought her of a little black Fellow in his own Hair at the Three Colts in Finsbury: but could not prove it.

He was a second time indicted for feloniously stealing a brown Mare , the Goods of Thomas Jolly , on the 14th of April last. The Prosecutor deposed that he lost his Mare from Upwell in Norfolk, and found her on Mr. King in Norfolk. Mr. Jenkins deposed, that he bought the Mare of the Prisoner, and sold her to Mr. King. The Prisoner in his Defence said, that he bought her of Jack Hardwick in Huntington, but produced none to prove it. The Jury found him Guilty , of both Indictments. Death .


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