Lawrence Dadson, Violent Theft > highway robbery, 9th September 1691.

Reference Number: t16910909-19
Offence: Violent Theft > highway robbery
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Death

Lawrence Dadson , was Tryed for making an Assault upon Thomas Strickland , Gent. in the King's High-way, on the 10th of August last, taking from him a Cloth Coat, value 4l. a pair of Brocade Breeches 3l., an Indian Silk Waistcoat, value 40s. a Bevor Hat, value 3l. 14 Muslin Neckcloths, value 3l. 10s. 10 Guineas, and 40 shillings in Money . The Evidence was Mr. Strickland, who, said That he was set upon near Hounslow by seven or eight Persons, and lost his Goods; but he could not charge the Prisoner positively; But there was other Evidence produced, that proved to be one that helpt to commit the Robbery, and some of the Goods were produced in Court as Further Evidence. The Prisoner urged, that he was spightfully sworn against by one of the Evidence; but the Matter of Fact was plainly sworn; so he was found Guilty of Felony and Robbery.

[Death. See summary.]


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