Salisbury and Winchester Journal

Horse Stealing

Monday, 4th July 1825

A Bay Mare and a Black Poney

Very early on Friday Morning last two Gypsies, who call themselves Levi Burton and Belcher Dicks, were seen passing through the parish of East Knoyle, and were subsequently apprehended at Nine Mile Water, near Amesbury. It being strongly suspected, that the Horses they were riding have been lately stolen (probably from the county of Dorset or Somerset), the Men were committed for further Examination, and the Horses detained for Enquiry.

The one is a Bay Mare, about fourteen hands and a half high, three years old off, two white heels, a small star in the forehead, and a saddle mark. The other is a Black Poney (being also a mare), aged, marked with a W in the near shoulder, and white about the near hind foot - The Horses may be heard of on application to Mr. Cobb, Clerk to the Magistrates of the Sarum Division, at his office on the New Canal, Salisbury.

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  • Belcher Dicks
  • Levi Burton