William Herbert, John Prichard, Violent Theft > highway robbery, Violent Theft > highway robbery, Violent Theft > highway robbery, Violent Theft > highway robbery, 7th December 1687.

William Herbert and John Prichard alias Green , were Indicted for several Robberies committed by them on the Highway, at Bristol Cawsey , on the 5th. of December last. One for a Black Mare, value 15 l. belonging to Giles Ainsworth . The other for two Stuff Coats, value 16 s. one Lac'd Neckcloath, value 1 s. the goods of Edward Page . Another a brown Gelding, value 6 l. the goods of Thomas Winckfeild . A fourth Indictment, one Bridle, value 5 s. a Sword value 5 s. a Saddle, value 6 s. a pair of Pistols, value 40 s. one Cloath Coat, value 20 s. a pair of Breeches value 10 s. one Beaver, value 20 s. the goods of Giles Ainsworth . The Evidence was plain against them upon the Indictments, and to corroborate the same one John Hunt gave in Evidence, that going to Croydon with one Meacon that Morning, they were Robbed and Bound by the same Persons, they took away seven Shillings in Money, and Strip'd them, and left them in a Field. Also one James Mackhorne was Robb'd at the same time by the said Persons, they were brought in guilty of all the Indictments.

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