Thomas Butcher, William Morgan, Violent Theft > highway robbery, 3rd December 1695.

Reference Number: t16951203-17
Offence: Violent Theft > highway robbery
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Death

Thomas Butcher and William Morgan , both of the Parish of Kensington , were indicted for a Robbery on the Highway on the 4th of October last, and taking from Phillip Baker one pair of Shooe-Buckles, a Cloath Coat, a Wastcoat, and three Dozen of Silver Buttons, a Watch, and divers other things . It appeared, That the Prosecutor and the Prisoners travelling to London, they did set upon him by Stone-Bridge between Acton and Kensington , and Morgan threw him down, and took from him the said Goods; that the Prosecutor met Butcher afterwards in Cannon-street, and caused him to be apprehended, who told him, if he would use him kindly, he would help him to his things again, and they had pawned the Watch for 13 s. and that a Dozen of Silver Buttons was left at the Globe in the Mist. The Prisoners denied the Fact, and said, That the Prosecutor did exchange Cloaths with them, and that the Watch was in the Wastcoat, and that they did not take any thing from him. The Jury having considered the whole matter, they were found guilty .

[Death. See summary.]


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