John Horn, Violent Theft > highway robbery, 8th July 1724.

Reference Number: t17240708-8
Offence: Violent Theft > highway robbery
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Death

John Horn , of the Parish of St. Pancras , was indicted for Assaulting Edward Abberathot on the High Way, and taking from him a Watch, and 5 s. in Money , the 31st of May last. The Prosecutor deposed, hat as he was walking betwixt Kentish Town and Hampstead , the Prisoner was walking in another Path, but came out of his Way to him, and as he was passing by, he caught hold of his Collar, and tore off his Stock, and after a Struggle the Prisoner threw him down, and got him under him, and swore if he cry'd out he would murther him, and took away his Watch and Money and went off, that he followed him towards Kentish Town, and crying out to stop him, he was stopp'd by the next Evidence. Thomas Wyman depos'd, that he hearing a Person call out to stop the Prisoner, laid bold of him as he was running along the Road, and found the Prosecutor's Watch, and 7 s. 6 d. in his Pocket. The Prisoner deny'd the Fact, but had nothing to say in his Defence. The Jury found him guilty of the Indictment. Death .


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