Thomas Williams, Violent Theft > highway robbery, 8th March 1704.

Reference Number: t17040308-6
Offence: Violent Theft > highway robbery
Verdict: Guilty

Thomas Williams , of the Parish of St. Martins Ludgate , was indicted for Robbing one Thomas Giblett on the High-way, on the 29th of January last, and taking from him a Perriwig value 3 l. the Goods of Francis Howfard . The first Evidence deposed, That going under Ludgate with the Perriwig in a Band-Box he was thrust up to the Wall by the Prisoner and some Persons, who took the Wig from him. Another Evidence deposed, That he was with a Constable who went out to look after some idle Persons, and took hold of the Prisoner, who at first made his escape from them, and run into St. Clements Church-yard, but a person coming by, struck up his Heels and took him, and searching him, found the Perriwig in his Pocket, which was owned by Mr. Howford to be his: He denyed the Fact, saying, He was coming along, he took it up in the Street; which

was proved to the contrary; and said, that he was something in drink and they took hold hold of him, and did not know any thing of the taking it: But he being an Idle Fellow, and the Boy being positive; besides he could not call any to his Reputation: The Jury found him Guilty .


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