Offence: Violent Theft > highway robbery
Verdict: Guilty > pleaded guilty
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Abraham Stacey , the Noted High-way Man , that has made such a noise abroad who shot the Constable in Fleetstreet when he was taken, and was once burnt in the hand, and not long since received the benefit of Their Majesties most gracious Pardon; was now indicted for a Robbery on the High-way, committed upon Henry Crisp , Esq ; and one Mr. Hawtrey between Stradford and Illford , to which indictment he pleaded guilty ; and pleaded the Good Services he had done since his Confinement; giving a Petition to the Court, which set forth the Contents thereof.
The Court told him he had been a Notorious Offender, and therefore must expect no mercy here; withal exhorting of him to mind nothing, but to prepare himself for another World.