James Hudson, Violent Theft > highway robbery, 5th November 1716.

Reference Number: t17161105-25
Offence: Violent Theft > highway robbery
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Death

James Hudson alias Butler , was indicted for an Assault and Robbery on the King's Highway, committed on the Body of John Sheldon , on the 7th of Novemb. last, and taking from him a Silver Watch, value 41 and 40 s. in Money . The Prosecutor depos'd that the Prisoner came up to him on Finchly Common upon a Sorrel Horse, and bid him deliver; and that in the mean time William Thompson alias Nodes turn'd about and robb'd the Whetstone Coach; then they rode away together; but were so closely pursued by several Persons, that they were obliged to take into a Wood, and Hudson alias Butler, being unhors'd by a Bough of a Tree, was tsken. The Evidence was positive that the Prisoner was the Man that robb'd him: The Jury therefore brought him in guilty .

[Death. See summary.]


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