John Savil, William Tibbs, Theft > burglary, Violent Theft > highway robbery, 9th December 1714.

Reference Number: t17141209-27
Offences: Theft > burglary; Violent Theft > highway robbery
Verdicts: Not Guilty; Guilty; Guilty
Punishments: Death

John Savil and William Tibbs , of the Parish of St. Andrew Holborn , were indicted for breaking open the House of Maurice Jones , on the 7th of November last, in the Night time, and stealing thence a Brass Porridge pot, value 12 s. and 4 Brass Sawse-pans, val 10 s. The Evidence against Savil was his own Confession in Newgate when taken up for a Robbery on the Highway, by which he thought to make himself an Evidence; but there was no other Evidence to affect Tibbs, whereupon he was acquitted , and Savil found Guilty .

They were a second time indicted for assaulting and robbing Thomas Trenoweth , on the High-way , on the 2d of November last. The Prosecutor depos'd, That as he was going over the Fields to Marybone Park , at five a Clock in the Morning, Savil came to him with a Lanthorn, pretending to light him along; and after a while, one Moses Whitefield (not yet taken) struck up his Heels, and when he was down, Tibbs put his Hand in his Pocket, and took out 35 s. in Money, and 2 pair of Lancets in a Box. They neither of them could deny the Fact; but endeavour'd to accuse each other, whereupon they were both found Guilty of the Indictment.

[Death. See summary.]


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