Poaching and Petty Thieving in St Albans

A Talk by Chris Reynolds

The Stratton Family 

Still after game in 1862

... George Rayment was also convicted, with Joseph Stratton, of setting snares on lands in the parish of St Michael, on the 11th February, for the purpose of taking game. … Making altogether, terms of imprisonment with hard labour, in case on non-payment, as under:- Rayment 8 months, Howard 5 months, Stratton 3 months Warrants were issued for their apprehension.

Herts Advertiser March 1862