William Maw, Theft > housebreaking, Theft > burglary, Violent Theft > highway robbery, Violent Theft > highway robbery, Violent Theft > highway robbery, 10th October 1711.

William Maw , of St. Mary White-Chapel , was Indicted for breaking open the Dwelling House of Anne Johnson , and taken from thence a Pewter Plates value 8 s. the Goods of Anne Johnson , a Frock 20 s. the Goods of Richard Bradford , on the 9th of July last. It appear'd, that about 3 in the Morning of the Date aforesaid the Prosecutor's House was broke open, and the Goods abovementioned taken away. One Shales a Person concern'd in the Fact depos'd, that himself and Prisoner committed the Fact. The Evidence being positive, and the Prisoner saying nothing for himself, the Jury found him Guilty of the Indictment. He was a 2d Time indicted, for breaking open the Dwelling House of John Avery in the Night Time, and taking 24 Pair of Leather Clogs , the Goods of the said John Avery ; which Fact being clearly prov'd, the Jury found him Guilty of the Indictment. He was a 3d Time indicted for assaulting Charles Potts , upon the Queens High-way. and taking from him a Silver Watch value 7 l. a Tortoise Shell Snuff-Box 20 s. 3 Gold Rings 40 s. a Book with Silver Clasps 10 s. and 30 s. in Money , the Goods and Money of the said Charles Potts . He was a 4th Time indicted, for assaulting Anne Grover upon the Queens High way, and taking from her 3 s. and 6 d. He was a 5th Time indicted, for assaulting Thomas Coleman upon the Queens High-way, and taking from him a Silk Handkerchief value 12 d. a Seal 6 d. a Penknife 2 s. 6 d. and 2 s. 6 d. in Money , the Goods and Money of the said Thomas Coleman , on the 7th of April last. It appear'd, that the Prosecutors on the Date aforesaid, riding about 10 at Night in a Coach between Mile-end and Bow , were assaulted by Three Men, of which the Prisoner was one, and carry'd down the Lane behind the Men hanging in Chains, and there had the Goods mentioned in the Indictments violently taken from them. The Facts being clearly prov'd upon him, he making a Trisling Defence; and being an Old Offender, the Jury found him Guilty of all the Indictments .

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