Daniel Bolton, Theft > animal theft, 27th August 1729.
Daniel Bolton , of Harrow on the Hill , was indicted for feloniously stealing a brown Gelding, value 8 l. the Property of Thomas Page , the 15th of August last.
The Prosecutor depos'd, That two suspected Persons, who lurk'd about there, having been seen that Day viewing the Horses in the Field, he apprehensive of the their ill Design, went out with his Man that Night about 9 or 10 a-Clock, to observe, saw the Prisoner bring the Horse over the Hedge, hearing another Person on the other Side of the Hedge putting him forward; that he immediately stopping the Horse, the Prisoner quitted the Horse, and ran into the
Hedge, but not being able to break through it, was immediately apprehended; but the other Person on the Field-side, made his Escape; that the Prisoner being ask'd what he did with the Horse? answer'd, He intended to bring him again in two Hours; but the Prosecutor not believing him, secur'd him; the Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty of the Indictment. Death .
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