Richard England, Violent Theft > highway robbery, 3rd March 1720.

Reference Number: t17200303-26
Offence: Violent Theft > highway robbery
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Death

Richard England , of St. Martin's in the Fields , was indicted for Assaulting Thomas Coker on the High Way, and taking from him a Mare, a Bridle and a Saddle, the Goods of Andrew Hampden ; and a Whip and 6 d, the Goods and Money of Thomas Coker , on the 22d of January last. Thomas Coker deposed that the Prisoner and Winship met him between the King's Road and Hide Park Corner ; that Winship clapt a Pistol to his Breast, and said D - m you, get down, and put England on the Back of the Mare. Andrew Hampden deposed that the Mare, Bridle, and Saddle were his, which he lett out to Coker; that the Duke of Shandois 's Man came to hire his Mare, and he told him it was stole from Mr. Coker whereupon he went Home, but return'd again presently, and said that 2 Highway-men were taken, their Horses were in his Lord's Stables, and that one of them was his Mare; which he going to see found to be so. John Winship , deposed that the Prisoner and himself committed the Fact, took the Whip and 6 d. from Coker, and that the Prisoner rode away on the Mare; and that they

were afterwards taken by the Duke of Shandois's Servants. The Prisoner's Confession was read in Court. The Jury found him Guilty . Death .


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