Offences: Violent Theft > highway robbery; Violent Theft > highway robbery; Violent Theft > highway robbery
He was a 3d Time indicted (of S. Pancras ) for assaulting William Tolfield in a Field near the Highway, putting him in Fear, and taking from him a Watch, a Wig, a Coat, Wastecoat, Neckcloth, and 4 s. on the 18th of April last.
Peter Goutier thus deposed: Between 7 and 8 at Night, as 1 and Jacob Deblet were coming from Marybone, we were pass'd by the Prisoner, (who was in a Soldier's Coat) and James Little . They turned back upon us; and the Prisoner, clapping a Pistol to my Face, demanded my Money, and took 11 s. 6 d. from me. Jacob Deblet deposed, that in the like manner, and at the same time, James Little took 6 d. from him.
William Tolfield thus deposed: On the 18th of April, between 8 and 9 at Night, as I and another were coming over the Field betwixt Kentish Town and London, James Little, and the Prisoner, who was in a Soldier's Coat, stept up to us. My Friend was suspicious of their Design, and ran away. G - D - my Blood, says the Prisoner, I am sorry I did not shoot that Son of a Bitch; and then clapping a Pistol to my face, he bade me deliver. James Little took my Watch, Money, and Wig; and the Prisoner stripp'd me of my Coat, Wastecoat, and Turnover. The Jury found them guilty of all three Indictments. Death .