Offence: Theft > animal theft
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Q. When had you seen the gelding last?
Atwood. None of our people had seen him for a fortnight before he was missing.
Q. Where was he in keeping?
Atwood. He was at grass in my father's ground.
Q. When did you see him again?
Atwood. I saw him last monday was sen'night, at Mr. Blakes's, at the Cross-keys, St. John's-street, and swore to him, as my father's property.
Q. From what parish was he taken away?
Atwood. From out of the parish of Basingstoke.
Q. When did you first see the prisoner ?
Atwood. I saw him the same day I saw the horse at the Cross-keys, in Clerkenwell-bridewell. I asked him if he was the person that took the horse; he said, I am.
Q. What is the horse worth?
Atwood. He is worth 8 l.
I was coming up to see for a place; I met with two dealing men; they ask'd me where I was going? I said I was going to Smithfield-market; they desired me to take the horse up to the market, and told me they would follow me, and pay me for bringing him there.
Guilty , Death .