Jonathan Bridgeman, Killing > murder, 20th May 1686.

Reference Number: t16860520-12
Offence: Killing > murder
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Death

Jonathan Bridgeman , of the parish of St. Martins in the Fields , Indicted for Killing Elizabeth Bridgeman his Wife , on the 2d. of April last, with a Gouge, value 1 d. The Evidence for the King, deposed that his Wife and he happened to have some Quarrel about their own Child; she urging him into extream passion, he on a sudden took up a certain instrument called a Gouge , of a Carpenters that was there at work, and threw it at her, and hit her on the left part of the Head, which stuck so fast, that he pulled the Handle off in getting it out, and wounded her Four Inches deep, on which Wound she died on the 19th. of the same Month; which being proved very fully against him by the Carpenter that was there at work, and others; and not making any defence for himself, but that he did not think to Kill her; he was thereupon, brought in Guilty of wilful Murther.

[Death. See summary.]


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