John Adams.
9th December 1691
Reference Numbert16911209-11
VerdictNot Guilty

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John Adams of St. Andrews Holbourn , was tryed for stealing a black Gelding, value 8 l. from Thomas Tipping Esq ; the Evidence was, That the Horse was brought to the Prisoners shop, he being a Farrier, to be drest, having a sore shoulder, by a stranger, who said, that the Horse was sent by the Lady Etheridge, which was a feign'd story in the Person, that brought the Horse; for she sent no such Horse, and the Person afterwards absented himself, and left the horse in the Prisoner hands; the Prisoner gave a fair Account of his honesty, and what he did was through Ignorance: So he was Acquitted ,

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