Thomas Smith, Violent Theft > highway robbery, 8th December 1697.

Reference Number: t16971208-52
Offence: Violent Theft > highway robbery
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Death
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Thomas Smith , of the Parish of Hendon , Labourer , was indicted for Robbing Robert Tailer on the Highway, on the 5th of December , in the ninth Year of His Majesty's Reign, and taking from him 20 l. in Money numbred . The Prosecutor deposed, That the Prisoner and one Allen met him about 5 Miles from London, and that the Prisoner took him by the Arm and commanded him to deliver his Money, which he threw into the Ditch, and the Prisoner alighting from his Horse, took it up; and that the Prisoner's Horse followed his, which he knowing to belong to a Person in London, was owned by him; and deposed, That he had Lett the same Horse to the Prisoner. The Evidence being plain, the Jury brought him in Guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

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