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Larceny (England) Act 1827
Great Britain Parliament
[7 & 8 George IV. c. 29.] An Act for Consolidating and Amending the Laws in England Relative to Larceny and other Offences Connected Therewith
Establishes penalties for stealing dogs, beasts and birds ordinarily kept in confinement; steeling deer, fish, oysters and oyster brood; killing, wounding or taking pigeons, house-doves, &c.; killing hares and coonies; steeling of horses, cows and sheep, punishable by death.
[1827-Jun-27 ] "An Act for Consolidating and Amending the Laws in England Relative to Larceny and other Offences Connected Therewith," inA Collection of the Law Statues, Passed for the Administration of Criminal Justice in England (London, 1827; Google Books: Online Library of Free eBooks) 69-114.
XXV. [Stealing horses, cows, and sheep, &c.]
XXVI. [Stealing, &c. deer in any inclosed ground, felony.]
XXVII. [Suspected person, found in possession venison, &c. and not satisfactorily accounting for it.]
XXVIII. [Setting engines for taking dear, or pulling down park fences.]
XXIX. [Deer-keepers, &c. may seize the guns, &c. may seize the guns &c. of offenders who, on demand, do not deliver up the same.]
XXX. [Killing, &c. hares or conies in a warren]
XXXI. [Stealing dogs, or stealing beast or birds ordinarily kept in confinement, and not the subjects of larceny.] And be it enacted, That if any person shall steal any dog, or shall steal any beast or bird ordinarily kept in a state of confinement, not being the subject of larceny at common law, every such offender, being convicted thereof before a justice of the peace, shall for the first offence forfeit and pay, over and about the value of the do, beast or bird, such sum of money, not exceeding twenty pounds, as to the justice shall seem meet; and it any person so convicted shall afterwards be guilty of any of he aid offences and shall be convicted thereof in like manner, every such offender shall be committed to the common gaol or hard labour for such terms, not exceeding twelve calendar months, as the convicting justice shall think fit; and if such subsequent conviction shall take place before two justices, they may further order the offender if a male, to be once or twice publicly or privately whipped, after the expiration of four days from the time of conviction.
XXXII. Persons found in possession of stolen dogs &c. liable to penalties.]
XXXIII. [Killing Pigeons.] And be it enacted, That if any person shall unlawfully and wilfully kill, wound, or take any house-dove or pigeon, under such circumstances as shall not amount to larceny at common law, every such offender, being convicted thereof before a justice of the peace, shall forfeit and pay, over and above the value of the bird, any sum not exceeding two pounds.
XXXIV. [Taking fish in any water situated in land belonging to a dwelling house in any private fishery elsewhere]
XXXV. [The tackle of fishers may be seized. Angler, on seize of his tackle, exempt from penalty.]
XXXVI. [Stealing oysters or oyster brood from oyster beds. Dredging for oysters within the limits of any oyster fishery.]
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