George Read, William Selwood, William Mackquear, Violent Theft > highway robbery, 22nd April 1691.

Reference Number: t16910422-16
Offence: Violent Theft > highway robbery
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Death

George Read , William Selwood, alias Jenkins ; and William Mackquear alias Bayley alias the Irish Teagae , were all three Indicted for a Robbery on the High-way, on the 24th of March last, committed upon Benj. Witts , taking away from him a Rapier, value 5 s. and a Whip, and a Tobacco Box, and a Gold Ring, value 10 s. and 20 s. in Mony . The Prosecutor said, That the Prisoners met him upon Hounslow heath and Robbed him of the aforesaid Mony and Goods, which were found about them when taken at the Parish of Harmsworth in the County of Middlesex., They had nothing to say material, only Read pleaded he was not at the Robbery, but taken accidentally in the Company: They were known to be Old Offenders, so were all found Guilty of the Robbery.

[Death. See summary.]


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