Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 01 December 2020), December 1784, trial of THOMAS WALES (t17841208-82).

THOMAS WALES, Theft > animal theft, 8th December 1784.

90. THOMAS WALES was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 21st of November last, one live pig, value 10 s. the property of Joseph Wood .

The prisoner was stopped by the watchman, with the pig in a sack, and carried to the watch-house, and the prosecutor came and owned it.

GUILTY .

Transported for seven years .

Tried by the first Middlesex Jury before Mr. Baron HOTHAM .