How about ET transport me to Australia instead. I'd like to go to Noosa, or the Blue mountains and I'll pay the fine too!!!
Except for cases like William Kilby - sentenced to death for livestock theft - poultry. Possibly a transcription error, as you suggest, but maybe he did make off with a chook or two. I deliberately didn't include cases that included assault in those I cited (save for James Thomas, who not only got off with a hankerchief, he was also up for assault). Had I included the assault and robbery cases with values of less than five shillings, the list would have been a lot longer!Emma, theft of livestock was always taken very seriously, though the death penalty applied only to theft of cows, sheep or horses.