Thomas Bishop, Violent Theft > highway robbery, 3rd March 1720.

Reference Number: t17200303-23
Offence: Violent Theft > highway robbery
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Death

Thomas Bishop , of St. Martins in the Fields , was indicted for Assaulting Sarah Reed on the High Way, putting her in Fear, and taking from her a Pocket, 4 half Guineas and 12 s. in Money , on Jan. 11. last. Sarah Reed deposed that as she was going thro' the Hay-Market , two came up to her, tore her Pocket off and ran away with it, but she took them by that time they had got 6 Doors off; that the Prisoner got away, and said he would call a Constable. John Boon deposed that himself, David Pritchet and the Prisoner committed the Fact, that Pritchet took the Pocket, and the Prisoner askt what was the Matter and said he would fetch a Constable; that they were all Accomplices in this Fact, and had been so in several others. Micheal Boon deposed that the Prisoner when in Custody own'd to him that he was in the Robbery, and told him that if John Boon had not peacht he had got a couple of Men to bail him, and they might go look them; and that if he would deny it at the Old Baily the Prisner would be at all Charges, and he (J. Boon) should be well rewarded. Ann Castle confirm'd what the last Evidence deposed. The Jury found him Guilty Death .


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