Convicted for Poaching Trout [Game Law]. [Great Britain]. [Notice of Conviction for Poaching, Leek, Staffordshire, England, June 8, 1874]. 13-1/4" x 8-3/4" single sheet, part-printed document on blue paper completed in manuscript, wax seals at foot next to signatures. Horizontal fold line to center, two minor creases to lower right corner. $250. * Benjamin Alcock was convicted for poaching trout in a private stream owned by Richard Roscoe. The court at Leek gave him a fine of five shillings plus costs of one pound and sixpence. Alcock was further charged that he would be "imprisoned in the House of Correction at Stafford and (...) kept to hard labour for the space of seven days" if he failed to pay his fine.
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