Henry Howard, Violent Theft > highway robbery, 7th December 1715.

Reference Number: t17151207-25
Offence: Violent Theft > highway robbery
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Death

Henry Howard , alias Powell , of the Parish of South-Mimms , was indicted for an assault on the King's Highway , on the Person of Sarah Maddocks , and robbing her of 2s. 6 s. on the 15th of October last, about 7 a Clock in the Evening. Mrs. Maddocks depos'd that between Barnet and Kicks-end the Prisoner met her Sister, and said, How do you do ? Give me your Money; who replied, she had none . D - n ye, says he, I will have Money, or else I'll shoot you; upon which she offer'd him some Farthing, which he dash'd out of her Hand, and said , D - n ye, I want Gold and Silver, and Gold and Silver I will have; and then came to herself and said , D - n ye, must I wait here all Night? Give me your Money ; who told him she had but half a Crown. Give it me quickly, says he, and put his Hand into her Pocket, and took the Money. After this they describ'd the Prisoner to some Labourers, who took him. They were both very positive in the Man. He denied it upon his Trial, and said he had no Pistol about him, and but 5 s . in Money, when taken. The Jury found him Guilty .

[Death. See summary.]


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