William Harsey, Killing > murder, 9th December 1691.

Reference Number: t16911209-27
Offence: Killing > murder
Verdict: Guilty

William Harsey was tryed for the Murther of one William Sillock in St. Katharines Parish , the manner thus: The Prisoner found by the Watch, lying upon the Ground, with a knife all bloody in his Hand, with which he had stabbed the Sillock; it happened that a scuffle arose between the Prisoner and the Deceased, as they were drinking, in the midst of which, Sillock was stabbed; but none saw him give the ound, but Sillock was seen to fall down dead in the place: was further Deposed, that the Prisoner stabbed two Persons re at the same time, viz. one Thomas Kates , and one John th; the former of which recovered, and was an Evidence against the Prisoner in Court; but Smith died the next day, thing may be Noted, that Smith was the Prisoner's friend; the business being done in the Street, in the dark, he mis and stabbed his own Friend instead of another Man: The Prisoner urged that he knew not what he did being in drink; and that the deceased Sillock struck him first; but none d prove that, and it was lookt upon to be no less than a and wilful Murther, so he was found guilty of the same.


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