William Stone, Violent Theft > highway robbery, 14th January 1698.

Reference Number: t16980114-21
Offence: Violent Theft > highway robbery
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Death

William Stone of the Parish of St. Anns, in the County of Middlesex , was Indicted for Robbing William Goring Gent.

on the 23d of December on the Highway, and taking from him a Silver-hilted Sword value 3 l. It appeared that the Prisoner and three others met the Prosecutor in a narrow paved Alley, near St. Martins Lane , and part of them lying flat on the Ground in the Prosecutor's way; stopt his passage while the rest shuffled him up to the Wall and robb'd him of the Sword, which some of them carry'd off, and all of them escaped except the Prisoner, who had little to say in his defence, the Jury brought him in Guilty .

[Death. See summary.]


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