Francis Keckwood, Violent Theft > highway robbery, Violent Theft > highway robbery, 14th January 1698.

Reference Number: t16980114-41
Offences: Violent Theft > highway robbery; Violent Theft > highway robbery
Verdicts: Guilty
Punishments: Death

Francis Keckwood of the Parish of Harlington , in the County of Middlesex, was Indicted, for that he, together with some others, did on the 29th of October , rob Edward Hipsly Gentleman , on the High-way, and took from him one Silver-hilted Sword value 40 s. a Gold-Ring value 10 s. and 10 s. in Money numbered . He was a 2d time Indicted for Robbing Thomas Freeman on the said 29th of October , and taking from him one Silver-hilted Sword value 4 l. and 4 s. 6 d. in Money . It appeared that the Prisoner and some others came up with the Prosecutors about a quarter of a Mile beyond Hounslow and robb'd them; one of the Evidence deposed that he was in the same Robbery with the Prisoner, and that they shared the Spoil among them; and deposed that the Prosecutors, the time of the Robbery, desired that their Swords might be sent to a certain place which they appointed, which the Prisoner and the rest promised to do, and was confirmed by, the Prosecutor Mr. Freeman; Mr. Hipslys Ring was also produced in Court. The Evidence was very plain, the Jury brought him in Guilty .

[Death. See summary.]


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