Christopher Pearse, Violent Theft > highway robbery, 15th January 1691.

Reference Number: t16910115-22
Offence: Violent Theft > highway robbery
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Death

Christopher Pearse , was Tryed for a Robbery in the High-way, together with Tho. Cox since Executed, on the 23d of July last . It was made appear thus, viz. That the Prisoner and another Man met one Bowcher in Honslow-Hearth , and pulled him off his Mare by the Hair of his Head, and took away the Mare, price 7 l. and a piece of Gold, and two Gold Rings; which Mare (being put into the Gazette) was found after in the Prisoners Stable. The Prisoner denyed it, and said that he was none of the Man, and called some Witnesses to prove it; one of which said, That the Prisoner was with him and several others at an Execution at Tyburn, the same day that the Robbery was committed; yet the Evidence for the King constantly affirming their former Depositions, he was found Guilty of the Robbery.

[Death. See summary.]


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