James Whitney, Theft > burglary, 16th January 1693.

Reference Number: t16930116-26
Offence: Theft > burglary
Verdict: Not Guilty

James Whitney the Captain of the High-way Men, who hath so much infested the Roads of late years, in and about England, and so much talked of abroad for his great Exploits, in committing several Rapines upon the High-way) was on Tuesday the 17th Instant arraigned and tryed for a Burglary committed upon the House of John Flanders of Enfield , in the County of Middlesex, on the 27th of August last was Twelvemonth ; the House was beset by Old Mobb. since executed, and others, and broke open about 12 a Clock at Night, and a great deal of Money and Plate was taken away, of very great value; one Witness swore that Morning before the Robbery was done, Whitney and another Man was at his House at Cheston, (being an Inn) but went away in the Evening, but none could swear that Whitney was in the Robbery, and he denied the Matter of Fact; so he was acquitted of this first Indictment.


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