Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 09 May 2021), September 1830, trial of JOHN HARMER (t18300916-239).

JOHN HARMER, Theft > animal theft, 16th September 1830.

1703. JOHN HARMER was indicted for stealing, on the 19th of August , 4 live tame ducks, price 10s. , the property of Mary Harmer .

MARY HARMER. The prisoner is my grandson. On the 19th of August I lost these ducks, and accused him of taking them; he denied it, but owned afterwards that he had; he is a poor distressed creature.

HENRY DELLER . I am a Police-constable. I took the prisoner on the 19th of August; he owned that he took them.

JAMES VAUGHAN . The prisoner sold me four ducks and a drake for 4s., on the 19th of August.

GUILTY . Aged 20. - Transported for Seven Years .