Robert Sanford, Violent Theft > highway robbery, Violent Theft > highway robbery, Violent Theft > highway robbery, 13th May 1725.

Reference Number: t17250513-28
Offences: Violent Theft > highway robbery; Violent Theft > highway robbery; Violent Theft > highway robbery
Verdicts: Guilty
Punishments: Death

Robert Sanford , of S. Giles's in the Fields , was indicted for assaulting Peter Goutier on the Highway, putting him in Fear, and taking from him 14 s. on the 15th of March last.

He was a 2d Time indicted for assaulting Jacob Deblet on the Highway, putting him in Fear, and taking from him 6 d. on the 15th of March last.

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 .


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