Edward Raynolds, Violent Theft > highway robbery, 11th July 1726.

Reference Number: t17260711-50
Offence: Violent Theft > highway robbery
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Death

Edward Raynolds , was indicted for Assaulting John Rains in More fields near the Highway, and robbing him of a Coat, value 5 s. and 1 s. in Money , June 25 .

John Rains thus depos'd. About 11 at Night 1 was crossing one of More fields Quarters, and about the middle of it, the Prisoner came up to me, and Swore he'd kill me if I did not deliver, he made me pull off my Coat, which he took from me and a Shilling. In 5 Days afterward, Mr. Kelly told me that he saw him at Bedlam Wall a tossing up for Halfpence, with my Coat on his Back, I went thither and found him accordingly.

Kelly and Jenkins depos'd. That they took the Prisoner, with the Prosecutors Coat upon him.

The Prisoner in his Defence, said, that he bought the Coat of a Woman in Rosemary Lane for 5 s. but he knew not where so find her. Guilty . Death .


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