David Anthonyck, Edward Gardner, Elizabeth Hill, Violent Theft > highway robbery, 29th April 1685.

Reference Number: t16850429-19
Offence: Violent Theft > highway robbery
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Death

David Anthonyck , and Edward Gardner , of the Parish of Paddington , and Elizabeth Hill Widow , of the Parish of St. Martins in the Fields , Indicted, for taking from the person of Thomas Poynton three pair of Silver buttons, value 3 s. mushing Crevat, value 2 s. 6 d. one Gold Ring 9 s. 6 d. in money, a Whip, a pair of Gloves, on the High-way near Hide-park , on the 19th of February about 7 at night. The Evidence for the King affirm'd, That the said Poynton being robbed, came to one Mr. Whitwood, and desired him make search after the Prisoners, which he accordingly did; and searching the house of the said Mrs. Hill, being a suspected place for harbouring of Rogues, found the said Prisoners in her house, as also the aforesaid Buttons. Another

Witness, who was in the Robbery, affirm'd that he, with the said Gardner and Anthony, and two others, not as yet apprehended, robbed the said Poyston of the things aforesaid. The Evidence being very clear against them, they were found guilty of Felony.

[Death. See summary.]


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