William Stanley was sentenced to life on 23rd July 1811 at the Winchester Court Hampshire. He was a Gypsie of the New Forest, Hampshire Tribe, sentenced for horse theft of a black mare pony at South Stoneham and selling it to a butcher at Drosford. At the time of this conviction there had been reports in the local papers about a "tribe of gypsies who have for some time past infested the neighbourhood.