James Tims, Violent Theft > highway robbery, 4th April 1722.

Reference Number: t17220404-18
Offence: Violent Theft > highway robbery
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Death

James Tims , of St. Gregory by St. Pauls , was indicted for Assaulting John Bonwick on the Highway, putting him in fear, and taking from him a Watch, value 5 l. a Cornelian Seal, 7 s. and a steel Seal, 1 s. on the 7th of March last. The Prosecutor depos'd, that about 10 at night, as he was making water in St. Pauls Church-Yard , the prisoner and another jostled him, and he felt the prisoner pull out his Watch; he kept his Eye on him, follow'd and stopt him with the Watch in his hand. Mr Cousins depos'd, that hearing a noise he stept out, and saw 2 or 3 Persons about Mr. Bonwick, who held the prisoner by the Coat; and the prisoner charged Mr. Bonwick with Sodomy: which was confirm'd by John Cullen . The prisoner in his defence said, that as he came along drunk, he heard the Prosecutor and another quarrelling: he past by them, and one of them came running after him, and almost knocked him down; the Prosecutor then came up and charged him with the Robbery. Guilty .

[Death. See summary.]


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