William Holiday, Violent Theft > highway robbery, 8th December 1697.

Reference Number: t16971208-10
Offence: Violent Theft > highway robbery
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Death

William Holiday of the Parish of St. Marybone in the County of Middlesex Labourer , was Indicted for robbing John Marsh on the 25th of November , in the ninth Year of His Majesty's Reign, on the Highway, and took from him a coloured Bay Gelding, value 3 l. a Bundle value 3 s. and about 26 Shillings in Money numbered , Marsh deposed, That he was set upon between the Lord Mayor's, Banqueting-House and Tyburn : one of the Evidence deposed, That meeting him on the 30th of November riding on Marsh's Horse, which he knew to be such, endeavoured to stop the Prisoner, but he escaped from him, and made towards Bow; and the Evidence calling for assistance, pursued him hotly, upon which he discharged a Pistol or Musquetoon at them, and afterwards quitting his Horse, run into the River, where he was taken up by the Watermen. The rest of the Evidence were very positive against the Prisoner. He in his defence said that he borrowed the Horse of one Price, but could not prove it, and that he knew nothing of the Robbery, the Jury brought him in Guilty .

[Death. See summary.]


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