Robert Wright, Violent Theft > highway robbery, Violent Theft > highway robbery, 7th December 1692.

Reference Number: t16921207-37
Offences: Violent Theft > highway robbery; Violent Theft > highway robbery
Verdicts: Guilty
Punishments: Death

Robert Wright was indicted upon two Indictments, one for robbing Nicholas Vaughan in the King's High-way, on the 6th of November ; the second for robbing John Clayton in the same manner , on the 5th day of December instant: the Prisoner met Vaughan between High-gate and Islington, and took from him a Cane and Peruke, and 7 s. 6 d. in Money; Clayton said that he robbed him presently after of 5 s. and meeting accidentally with Vaughan, he made his Case known to him, and they pursu'd him, and took him near Pancras Church; the Witnesses were very positive, and the Prisoner had nothing to say, but that he robb'd them first, and they robb'd him afterwards; so he was found guilty of the Robbery upon both Indictments.

[Death. See summary.]


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