Cornelius Slayman, Arthur Denzy, Philip Mackdonel, Nicholas Henderson, Theft > theft from a specified place, 12th October 1693.

Reference Number: t16931012-52
Offence: Theft > theft from a specified place
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Death

Cornelius Slayman , Arthur Denzy , Philip Mackdonel , and Nicholas Henderson , were all four Indicted for Robbing the House of one William Hudbolt of Hackney : Three of the four came to Hudbols's House, it being an Ale-house, about 6 a Clock at Night, and ask'd for Lodging; telling the Man of the House, That they wanted two Fellows that were run from their Colours: After they had sat a while eating and drinking civilly, in comes four more, and immediately they made a Mutiny in the House, pretending to Quarrel amongst themselves, one holding a Sword to the Woman's Breast, and put all the Family into disorder and fear, penning them in a Room; then they rifled the House, and took away a Mantua-Gown, val. 4 s. a Looking-glass, val. 18 d. a Silk Scarf, a White Hood, &c. Then one of them shot a Pistol off, and Mackdonel fell down and feigned himself dead; and they swore great Oaths at the said Hudbolt, and told him that he had kill'd the Man, and they would kill him; and that if he would give them 40 s. they would carry him off; Mrs. Hudbolt told them she was poor, and had no Money; they forced her to go and borrow of her Neighbours, which was 3 s. and 5 s. They broke open a Chamber-door and a Lock, and took several Parcels of Linnens, and let the Drink out of the Barrels, and away they run. The Evidence swore positively that they were all concerned in the matter of Fact, so they were all found guilty of Felony.

[Death. See summary.]


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