Edward Poor, Nicholas Nealand, John Fetherstone, James Phillips, Violent Theft > robbery, 16th January 1693.

Reference Number: t16930116-49
Offence: Violent Theft > robbery
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Death

Edward Poor , Nicholas Nealand , John Fetherstone , and James Phillips , were all tried; first for robbing one Thomas Paul of St. Mary Islington, of three Gold Rings, value 22 s. and 8 s. in Money; and secondly for robbing one Mr. Richard Parrot of 15 Guineas, and a Silver Watch, and a Hanger, Belt and Cane ; Mr. Paul said that he could not swear against any one of them positively, only he said he did believe Poor to be one of them; Mr. Parrot said that six of them met them between Kingsland and Islington on the 10th of December last, and pull'd them off their Horses, and would have kill'd one Horse, but that one of them was more kind than the rest; Stacey, who was in the Robbery with them, said that they did rob the two above mentioned Persons; and the same day before they had robbed several Merchants of 40 l. coming from Essex towards London; they all denied the Fact, and Nealand called some Persons who were his Neighbours, for his Reputation; one of which said, that he was in his company the same Night the Robbery was done, but he might be mistaken; Fetherstone called a cloud of Witnesses, who gave a fair account of his Life, &c. Poor, Nealand, and Fetherstone, were all taken at the Cheshire Cheese at Chelsey; and Poor said then that he was a dead man; Philips complained against Stacey, and said that he swore against them to save his own life; but yet nothing availed them, for they were all four found guilty of the Robbery.

[Death. See summary.]


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