Roger Swiny, Killing > murder, 15th January 1680.

Reference Number: t16800115-7
Offence: Killing > murder
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Death

Roger Swiny was Indicted for the Murther of one Richard Jones a Baliffs follower , in Lincolns-Inn-Fields , the circumstance in nature thus, five or six Bailiffs and their followers, waiting to Arrest one Harris for a debt of sixty pounds; due from him to one Timothy Pride , the which he having notice of sent for the Prisoner and his Brother to Guard him out about some important affair, and they accordingly came; whereupon they three crossing the Rails, went on till they came into the little Fields; the Bailiffs still following them to Lincolns-Inn back Gate, made a stand, and as the Bailiffs swore, they called to them; whereupon they coming up, the Prisoner and his two Companions drew their Swords and in manfully defending of themselves, the aforesaid Richard Jones received a wound on his Brest five inches deep, of which he fell down and died, yet notwithstanding he received his Deaths-wound by the Brother of the Prisoner, the Prisoner as an accomplice was found Guilty of the Murther and Fellony.

[Death. See summary.]


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