William Martin, Violent Theft > highway robbery, 23rd February 1698.

Reference Number: t16980223-3
Offence: Violent Theft > highway robbery
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Death

William Martin, alias Peter , of the Parish of St. Mary Wilmot , was Indicted for Robbing Mary Jelly on the Highway, on the 3d of February , and taking from her one laced Headdress value 6 l. another Head-dress value 15 s. and other Goods, of Peter Wey . It appeared that as the Maid was carrying the Goods in a Band-box through Little Lombard street about six at Night, the Prisoner stopt her, by standing up against her whilst some others took the Goods out of the Band-box: upon which she cried out Murder, and the Prisoner was seized, but the rest escaped with the Goods, which were afterwards brought to him in Prison, and he delivered them to the Marshal's Man. The Prisoner had little to say in his Defence, the Jury brought him in Guilty .

[Death. See summary.]


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