Jane Worsley, Violent Theft > highway robbery, 25th May 1721.

Reference Number: t17210525-40
Offence: Violent Theft > highway robbery
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Death

Jane Worsley , of St. James in Clerkwell , was indicted for Assaulting Margaret Pritchard on the High Way on the 14th of April last, putting her in Fear, and taking from her a Stuff Ridinghood and a Linnen sheet . The Prosecutor deposed, that she met the Prisoner about 12 a Clock the Night aforesaid at Cow-Cross, who asked her where she (the Prosecutor) was going so late, who told her to Billingsgate in order to go to Sheernest; that the Prisoner said, it was not fit that a Woman of her Years should go so far and so late by her self, therefore said she would go with her: but when they came to Peters-Lane the Prisoner pull'd her into an Alley, stript her Ridinghood off and, had like to Throttle her. That she knew the Prisoner again, they both living in one Alley, and was sure she was the Person that robb'd her. Elizabeth Ellis deposed, that the Prisoner had lived by them Two Years. The Jury found her Guilty . Death .


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