Killing > murder, 1st July 1687.

Reference Number: t16870701-5
Offence: Killing > murder
Verdict: Guilty

Five Persons were tryed for Murthering Francis Ellet , of Tedington in the County of Middlesex , on the 24th. of June , the Evidence against them was, that coming into a House, and calling for Drink, they created a Disturbance about paying their Reckoning, and thereupon drew their swords offering to Kill and Wound all that stood in their way, when coming into the Yard, they found the Deceased and others, and supposing he came to the assistance of the Man of the House, without any provocation, one of them gave him a Morral Wound on the Left side, of the Breadth of an Inch; and the Depth of Six Inches, of which within a quarter of an hour he Dyed and they having nothing material to offer in their own defence, were found Guilty of Wilful Murther.


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