4th April 1779
Reference Numbert17790404-13
VerdictNot Guilty

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199. ALEXANDER HILL was indicted for stealing a Mare, value 3 l. the property of Thomas Hunt , December 4th .


I am a victualler , I live at Whetstone. I lost a black mare, as near as I can recollect, in the month of January; she had one white heel, and a star in the forehead. I lent her to my son-in-law, and she was lost from Mitcham Common . My son-in-law is not here.

Is there any body here that knew of her being on the common? - No; my son-in-law took his affidavit that he put her on the common.

Court. Gentlemen, there is no evidence of the mare having been lost, you must acquit the prisoner.


Tried by the First Middlesex Jury before Mr. Justice BLACKSTONE.

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