Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 08 August 2022), February 1696, trial of George Richardson (t16960227-5).

George Richardson, Theft > animal theft, 27th February 1696.

George Richardson , of the Parish of St. Sepulchres, in the Ward of Farringdon without , was indicted for feloniously stealing from William Sampson on the 14th of February last, a Chesnut-coloured Mare, value 10 l. It appeared that the Mare was stole out of a Stable at Clayworth in Nottinghamshire , and was found at the Harts Horns Inn in Smithfield, and the Prisoner was taken at the Tolbooth in Smithfield. But he denied the fact upon his Trial, and said that he bought it upon the Road of a man that he did not know, but could bring no one to prove it, the Jury found him guilty .

[Death. See summary.]