charged on a violent suspicion

On Friday last William Smith of Hinkley, Comber, was committed to the gaol for this county, by the Right Hon. Lord Wentworth and Rev. Mr. Ashby, two of his Majesty’s Justices of the Peace, charged on a violent suspicion of being concerned with others in committing divers felonies, by sheering a great number of sheep in the night time and carrying way the wool.
++And on Monday last Smith was examined before Rev. Mr. _____, when he made a full confession of his guilt, and gave information on two of his accomplices who have since been apprehended, but admitted to bail. In and about Leicester-Forest, Desford and parts adjacent, they had shorn upwards of 60 sheep and carried away the wool in the night time.