Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 05 October 2022), December 1689, trial of John Bristow (t16891211-15).

John Bristow, Theft > animal theft, 11th December 1689.

John Bristow of St. Giles in the Fields , was Tryed for Stealing on the 2d of December , one Bay Horse price 10 l. The goods of Henry Cornwall Esquire . The Evidence said, that the Horse was found in the Custody of the Prisoner, as he was Riding him from Enfield Chase towards London: But no Evidence could swear that he Stole the Horse, so he was discharged .