William Riggs, Charles Pearson, James Harris, John Acron, H. J., Violent Theft > robbery, 22nd April 1691.

Reference Number: t16910422-1
Offence: Violent Theft > robbery
Verdict: Guilty; Not Guilty
Punishment: Death

William Riggs , Charles Pearson , James Harris, alias Barrow , John Acron , who were Indicted last Sessions, and selby, were all Indicted together with H. J. for Robbing Mr. Saltmarsh a Watch, value 5 l. and 25 s. in Mony , on the 5th of December last. Mr. Saltmarsh swore, That several Persons to the number of six, met him on Ludgate-Hill , and assaulted him in a Coach and took away the Watch and Mony; he swore possitively to Riggs and Acron, but was not so possitive as to Pearson and Harris. J - was Tryed for being Accessary to the former, but upon the Tryal it appeared that J - knew nothing of the matter, no father than as he was imployed by Mr. Saltmarsh to look after the Thieves, and to get his Watch again, which he did, finding it in the Custody of one Richard Rudd, a Notorious Pick-Pocket, who owned to have privately taken it from the Prosecutor: So Riggs was only found Guilty , but the rest were Acquitted .

[Death. See summary.]


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