John Peartman, Violent Theft > highway robbery, 11th December 1689.

Reference Number: t16891211-11
Offence: Violent Theft > highway robbery
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Death

John Peartman was Tryed for Robbing one John Hozey upon the Road between London and Bristoll, of a Gelding Price 12 l. a Hat 3 l. a Hatband value 10 s. a Point Cap value 3 l. a Suit of Linnen for a Child value 40 s. with a Box value 6 d. the Evidence Swore that the Goods were found about him near Hampton Court; and that the Prisoner was at the Inn with the Carryer (viz.) Hozey, and went out with the Pack-Horses in the Morning, and that the Prisoner had confest it before Sir Thomas Chambers , &c. and the Carrier produced a Glove of the Prisoners. The Prisoner, did not deny it, but said, that he did Rob the Prosecutor, but not upon the high way, only took the Horse into the Meadow near the Inn, so he was found Guilty .

[Death. See summary.]


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