John Turner, Violent Theft > highway robbery, 17th October 1727.

Reference Number: t17271017-22
Offence: Violent Theft > highway robbery
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Death

John Turner , was indicted for assaulting Tho. Air , Esq ; on the Highway on the 1st of July last, taking from him a Purse value 1 d and 3 Guineas and 1 Half Guinea in Money . The Prosecutor thus depos'd, The Prisoner came up to the Side of my Coach at the Time aforesaid, and after stopping my Coach, held out a Pistol, and said, I must have your Purse, I answered, How do you know I have a Purse? He said, You look as if you had; and after I delivered it; he asked my Pardon, and said, he could not help it: I bid him look upon the Men hanging in Chains. (for it was on Hounslow Heath , in Sight of the Gibbet) I took particular Notice of him, and do verily believe this to be the Man, and since I have seen the Mare on which he was taken. I am satisfied he was on the Back of that Mare when he stopp'd my Coach. Several other Circumstances concurring with the Depositions of the Prosecutor, the Jury found him guilty . Death .


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