John Twopots, Thomas Roberts, Violent Theft > highway robbery, 3rd July 1689.

Reference Number: t16890703-21
Offence: Violent Theft > highway robbery
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Death

John Twopots and Thomas Roberts were indicted for a robbery on the highway upon one Robert Harrison , &c. The evidence was Harrison, who deposed, that as he was riding along the road on horseback between Hampsted and London, the prisoners met him, with three more in company, and took away his horse, and 7 l. in money, which he flatly swore against them. The prisoners had but little to say, only the old Newgate story, that they knew no more of it than the child unborn. So were both found guilty .

[Death. See summary.]


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