John Tomlinson, Violent Theft > highway robbery, 7th September 1720.

Reference Number: t17200907-40
Offence: Violent Theft > highway robbery
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Death

John Tomlinson of St. Clements Danes , together with James Barry not yet taken, was indicted for Assaulting Thomas Elliot on the High-Way, putting him in Fear, and taking from him a Drugget Coat, a Neckcloth, a pair of Buckles, a pair of Silver Studs, and 1 Ounce of Silver Lace , on the 19th of August last. The Prosecutor deposed, that the Prisoner and Barry laid hold on him in the Savoy-Yard, and had him to the Three Tents in Burleigh-Street to drink, then somewhere else, they led him through the Change , that he was in Drink, lost his Goods, and is sure the Prisoner was one of them; that he took him the Wednesday following, when the Prisoner owned he had his Coat, and said he threw it in the Street. James Thompson deposed, that the Prisoner and Barry were drinking in the Savoy when the Prosecutor came by; that he heard the Prisoner say he would follow him, and get his Coat and the rest of his things; that the Prisoner, Barry and a Woman followed him; and that the Prisoner brought the Coat to his (this Evidence's) Fellow Servant to sell. Richard Qualand deposed that he saw the Prisoner, Barry, Elliott and a Woman at the Three Tents. Another deposed, that the Prisoner and Barry brought the Prosecutor into the Three Texns, had a Pot of Drink and the Prisoner led him out again. Sarah Frost confirmed the last Evidence. The Prisoner denied the Fact, said the Prosecutor was dead drunk, but called none to his Reputation. The Jury found him Guilty . Death .


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