York Herald, 8 August 1829
THOS. BOULTON (33), charged with having stolen a pony, the property of Jacob Honeyman, of Hutton Rudby.Mr Alexander stated the case, which was briefly this. Early on the morning of the 18th of May last, the pony was taken from a lane near the village of Hutton Rudby. The prisoner was seen to be riding it without a saddle, &c. which caused suspicion to be created that he had stolen it. He was interrogated, and the result was, he and the pony were secured. In his defence, he said that he had another pony in the lane belonging to himself, which he exchanged with a stranger for the one stolen. He had several respectable witnesses to that fact, who unfortunately were not here. The jury found him Guilty, and judgment of death was recorded against him. He handed some letters to his Lordship, and hoped he would read them. The learned Judge did so, and said that he would advise him to send a representation to the Secretary of State.