Laurence Flower, Theft > animal theft, 27th April 1720.

Reference Number: t17200427-49
Offence: Theft > animal theft
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Death

Laurence Flower of Chelsea ; was indicted for feloniously stealing a Bay Gelding value 35 s. the Goods of Richard Simms , on the 14th of April . The Prosecutor deposed, that he lost his Horse from Oldfield-Common near Maiden-head , and found him in Smithfield with Tho Watts . Tho Watts deposed he bought him of the Prisoner at Chelsea. Mr. Lovel confirmed the same. The Prisoner said he found him on the Road. But that Excuse did not avail him, the Jury found him Guilty . Death .


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