Offence: Theft > animal theft
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William Vanderhurst , in the Parish of St. Maries , Indicted for stealing a Brown Gelding June 26th . value 5 l. from John Harris . On the Tryal it appeared Vanderburst was seen upon the Horse, and being Pursued, alighting from his Horse, he ran away on Foot; but the Horse-keeper following him Close he was Taken, and being carried before a Justice of Peace in hopes of Releasment, confessed to the Justice that he had the Horse, and did design to make use of him in the Kings Service, for he wanted an Horse. He could make little or no Defence for himself, and was found Guilty .