Thomas Perkins, George Horn, Violent Theft > highway robbery, 30th June 1714.

Reference Number: t17140630-55
Offence: Violent Theft > highway robbery
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Death

Thomas Perkins , and George Horn , of the Parish of St. James Clerkenwell , were indicted for assaulting Thomas Gumbel on the Highway, on the 25th of May last, and robbing him of a Coat and Wastcoat, a Hat, a Shirt, a pair of Shoes and Buckles, and 11 s. and five Farthings in Money . The Prosecutor swore, That going towards Islington about Ten at Night, the Prisoners and another came to him, and said they had a Warrant to seize whoever came that way, upon suspicion of a Robbery that was lately committed thereabouts; and having led him up and down for above half an Hour, stript him of his Cloaths and Money, and then made him lye down upon his Face, swearing they would kill him if he offer'd to look up till they were gone. That after he ventur'd to get up, he went to Clerkenwell Watch-house. and told how he had been us'd; and it being the Constables first Watch-Night, he had some Neighbours with him, who agreed to divide themselves into three Parties, and search about the Fields; and in their search they catch'd the Prisoners just by the London-Spaw, Perkins with the Prosecutor's Coat upon his Back, and Hat upon his Head, the Prosecutor swearing positively they were the Men that robb'd him; by which the Fact being plainly prov'd, they were both found Guilty of the Indictments .

[Death. See summary.]


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