Christopher Rawlins, Violent Theft > highway robbery, 1st May 1728.

Reference Number: t17280501-31
Offence: Violent Theft > highway robbery
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Death

Christopher Rawlins was again indicted for assaulting Thomas Cane on the Highway, putting him in Fear, and taking from him a Silver Watch, value 3 l. 3 Seals, and 8 Shillings in Silver , on the 6th of Feb . last.

The Prosecutor depos'd That on the 6th of Feb. about 12 at Night, the Coach in which he was stopp'd in Castle-Yard, Holborn , by two Persons, one of them putting a Pistol into the Coach, took his Watch and Money, the Watch being produced in Court by Mr Willis, who had it of Dalton, the Prosecutor swore to it, that it was the same taken from him as aforesaid.

Dalton depos'd, That this was the first Coach they robb'd, for Bellamy being taken from them, they resolved to leave Haul Cly, snatching of Pockets) and rob Coaches, and that Rawlins and he hustled for the Watch, Rawlins won it; afterwards Rawlins and he not agreeing, it was put in the Hands of Wyat.

Wyat depos'd, That Rawlins and Dalton differed about the Watch at his House, and that it was put in his Wife's Hands, this Watch Mr. Willis found at Wyat's House in a Pepper-Mill over the Chimney-Piece, by the Information of Dalton. The Jury found him Guilty . Death .


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