John Smith, Killing > murder, 15th May 1684.

Reference Number: t16840515-27
Offence: Killing > murder
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Death

John Smith, alias Ashburneham , a notorious Highway-man , whose Name hath been in a Proclamation and several Gazettes in order to his being Apprehended, was Indicted for the Murther of Andrew Page a Headborough . Upon the Tryal it appeared, The said Smith and other Highway-men having committed several Robberies on the Road near Stoke Newington, in July was a Twelve-month, and the said Page with Watchmen, and others, being in Pursuit of them, they shot at the Watch-men and kill'd the Hedborough in Execution of his Office. One of his own Gang, who pretends to be reformed, swore against him, and with other concurring Evidence was so plain, that he is found guilty of willful Murder.

[Death. See summary.]


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