John Tyrrel, William Tyrrel, Theft > animal theft, Theft > animal theft, 30th May 1723.

Reference Number: t17230530-30
Offences: Theft > animal theft; Theft > animal theft
Verdicts: Not Guilty; Guilty
Punishments: Death

John Tyrrel alias Tarrant and William Tyrrel alias Tarrant , of the Parish of Hornsey , were indicted for feloniously stealing a Grey Gelding, value 8 l. the Property of Thomas Brown , the 9th of May last. They were also indicted a Second Time, for stealing a Bay Gelding, value 5 l. the Property of Francis Webster , the 9th of May last. Thomas Brown depos'd, That he lost his Horse from Sourby , beyond the City of York . That upon this he got Advertisements printed, by Means of which he heard of his Horse that it was gone towards London; upon which he came up to London, and left an Advertisement at Highgate, by which Means he was stopp'd. John Davis depos'd, He took the Prisoners at Highgate, John Tyrrel the Father, riding upon one Horse, and leading three others ty'd Head to Tail ; and also William Tyrrel the Son, riding on one, and leading three others ty'd likewise Head to Tail; and that informing Mr. Brown of it, he came and owned the Horse. Mr. Webster depos'd, He having lost his Horse from Carlton Hustwit , in Yorkshire receiv'd information concerning him from Thomas Brown and that he went to Highgate, and found his Horse accordingly. The Prisoner, John Tyrrel , pleaded, He had bought these Horses , as well as the six others, at Northampton Fair, but could not bring any Evidence to prove it. He desired his Son, William Tyrrel , might be acquitted of committing the Facts, asserting that he knew nothing how the Horses were come by. The Jury Acquitted William Tyrrel , the Son, and found the Father Guilty of both the Indictments. Death .


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