Edward Weeks, Violent Theft > highway robbery, 8th December 1697.

Reference Number: t16971208-35
Offence: Violent Theft > highway robbery
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Death

Edward Weeks of the Parish of St. Martins in the Fields , County of Middlesex, was tried on two Indictments for Assaulting William Wicket on the High-way on the 17th of November between London and Kensington , with an Intent to take his Goods from him . The Prosecutor deposed, that coming from Kensington in a Coach with some others, the Prisoner rid up to them and threatned if the Prosecutor would not deliver his Money, he was a dead Man, upon which he held out his Money to him with one hand, and endeavoured to seize him with the other; and that the Prisoner perceiving two of the Gentlemen coming out at the other side of the Coach, rid off; and falling from his Horse at Knights-bridge, made his escape on foot; and the Horse being known by a Person there to belong to a person in London, acquainted him with it, who owned that he had left the Horse to the Prisoner, and that the Prisoner's Horse was under Cure with him, and was afterward owned by the Prisoner. The Evidence being plain, the Jury brought him in Guilty .

[Death. See summary.]


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