William Bew, Charles Baker, Violent Theft > highway robbery, 17th July 1690.

Reference Number: t16900717-21
Offence: Violent Theft > highway robbery
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Death

William Bew , and Charles Baker, alias Beckworth , of the Parish of Hayes, near Southam , were both Indicted for Robbing John Shepherd Esq ; upon the King's High Way , on the Ninth of June last. The Evidence was, the Esquire, and several others, who Swore, that the Prisoners met his Coach upon the High-Way, and caused it to be drawn into a little Lane out of the Road, and after Rifled it, and all in it, taking away a Silver-Hilted-Sword Value Three Pound, Two Pistols Value Thirty Five Shillings, a Coat Value Three Pound, a Pair of Silk Breeches Value Forty Shillings, One Embroidered Wast-Coat Value Forty Shillings, Two Holland-Shirts Value Forty Shillings, a Silk Mantua-Gown Value Ten Pound, a Flanders Lac'd Petty-Coat Value Seven Pound, and Five Pound in Money Numbered, &c 10 Prove this, on the King's side, there were Three Witnesses swore positively against Bew, and Two others against Becket. The Prisoners denyed it, and pretended to be in another place when the Robbery was committed, but could not Prove it; Bew being an Old Offender, and Tryed before for great Crimes. They were found Guilty of the Robbery.

[Death. See summary.]


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