Offence: Violent Theft > highway robbery
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William Trapps was tried for committing a Robbery upon the High-way, upon Henry Crisp , Esq ; and Mr. William Hawtrey ; Mr. Crisp gave Evidence that the Prisoner and Abraham Stacey , and several other persons met him, and Mr. Hawtrey on the Road, between Stratford and Illford, on the 30th of November last, and took from him a Sword, val. 10 s. and about 5 l. in money; Mr. Hawtrey gave the same account upon Oath, and that he was one of the High-waymen that assaulted them; the Prisoner did not deny but that what was sworn against him was true; adding, that he would not give the Court any further trouble, but would refer himself to the mercy of the Bench .