Thomas Hore.
16th January 1761
Reference Numbert17610116-11

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48. (L) Thomas Hore , was indicted for stealing 23 pounds weight of beef, value 4 s. the property of Benjamin Bentley , Dec. 24 . ++

Benjamin Bentley . On the 24th of December, I went out about seven in the morning, and left my servant Joshua Bowden , putting the meat out. (I am a butcher .) I returned home at nine o'clock at night; then he told me he had stopped a thief.

Joshua Bowden . About seven in the morning I laid the beef out on the stall at the door. The prisoner came and took away 23 pounds of beef. I saw him drop it, when he got about 2 yards with it: he took it up again, and was going off with it; and I pursued, and took him by the collar, and brought him to the shop, and charged a constable with him.

Q. What did he say for himself?

Bowden. He acknowledged he took it, and offered to pay me for it, when I took him.

Prisoner's Defence.

I know nothing at all of it.

Guilty .

[Transportation. See summary.]

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