Samuel Curlis, Theft > animal theft, 2nd June 1731.

Reference Number: t17310602-38
Offence: Theft > animal theft
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Death

Samuel Curlis , of St. Sepulchres , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Mare, value 3 l. the Property of a Person unknown, the 21st of April last.

Jeremiah Booth depos'd, That he bought the Mare of the Prisoner for 2 Guineas; but had not paid him for it, he being to Toll it on the Friday following; but when he came to Smithfield to Toll it, he had no Vouchers, but a Fellow that rides Horses, to whom he was to give a Shilling for so doing, and the Toll-Man searching the Book, found the Mare had been advertised, upon which they immediately got the Prisoner apprehended.

Thomas Makepeace depos'd, That the Prisoner being apprehended, did confess that he stole the Mare. The Prisoner having nothing to say in his Defence, but that he found the Mare in a Lane in the Country, the Jury found him guilty of the Indictment. Death .


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