Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 25 February 2021), June 1714, trial of John Stokely (t17140630-43).

John Stokely, Theft > animal theft, 30th June 1714.

John Stokely , of the parish of White Chapel , was indicted for stealing a Black Mare, value 5l. the Goods of Thomas Brand , on the 14th of June . The Prosecutor swore, That he lost his Mare from Grass at Elding in Suffolk ; And a Watchman swore, That going his Rounds, he saw the Prisoner upon the Mare; and, upon Examination, suspected and stopt him, And the Owner being inform'd of it, came and own'd her. The Prisoner said, That he found the Mare on the Road, with the Bridle under her feet; but that not being satisfactory, he was found Guilty .

[Death. See summary.]