Offence: Theft > animal theft
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Samuel Watkins , of the parish of Stoke Newington in the County of Middlesex who was Convicted and Burnt in the Hand last Sessions for Felony, was Indicted for stealing a Dun Gelding , on the 14th. August from Mr. John Kidhey . The Evidence against him deposed that the Horse was taken in Smithfield, being exposed to Sale by another person, who said it was the prisoners Horse, and making search for the prisoner immediatly, found him taken into custody in another place: The prisoner could say little or nothing for himself, only that his Mother had given him the Horse, but his Mother being sent to when he was Apprehended, it proved false, whereupon the Evidence being so plain against him, he was found Guilty .