James Coates, Violent Theft > highway robbery, 15th January 1707.

Reference Number: t17070115-7
Offence: Violent Theft > highway robbery
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Death

James Coates , was Indicted for Feloniously Robbing on the Queens High Way (near Ealing) Mrs. Elizabeth Atley , and taking from her, one Diamond Ring, value 40s. one Gold Ring, value 10s. and 14s. in Mony, on the 3d Day of Decem. last . The Prosecutor Deposed, that riding along the High Way in her Coach, in London Road near Ealing Common ; two Men Mask'd, with Pistols in their Hands, met her; that one ask'd her for her Mony and Rings; that she gave him her Mony and one Ring, and that he took another Ring from her himself, but could not swear that he was the Person who did it. The Coachman, and divers others Deposed, they immediately purs'd and chas'd him up to London, where one of 'em was taken, but escap'd, that they still pursued the Prisoner, who took to Kensington Road; and the Country being alarm'd, the Prisoner was taken at Brompton, and being searched, the Rings were found upon him, which by divers tokens, were described by the Prosecutor, to be those that were taken from her. The Prisoner could offer nothing in his Defence, the Fact being prov'd fully upon him, the Jury found him Guilty of the Indictment.

[Death. See summary.]


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