Samuel Moody, 31, fisherman, was indicted for stealing at Skegness one turkey, the property of William Everington.
The prosecutor’s foreman, who had the care of the poultry, saw them all safe outside the 25th of March, and next morning he missed a cock turkey, which was discovered by the prosecutor and the constable on the prisoner premises, being prepared for cooking.
The prisoner then said, ” I will pay you for it just now,” adding that he had found the turkey on the side the road.
The jury retired to consider their verdict, and after being absent for about an hour they returned a verdict of guilty.
Two months’ imprisonment.
Source: Stamford Mercury – Friday 15 April 1853