Offence: Theft > animal theft
Verdict: Not Guilty
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William Brayn, for stealing a Gelding from Ambros Galloway; against whom
One testifi'd his knowledge, that it was Ambros Galloways Horse; and another, that he bought it of the Prisoner. But Ambros himself, being a Quaker, would not, for Conscience-sake, as he said, swear, and so could give no testimony about his losing him. Upon which the Court directed the Jury to find the Prisoner Not guilty for want of Evidence, and committed the Quaker, as a concealer of Felony, for refusing an Oath to Witness for the King.
That William Brayne, is not guilty .