John Cobbs, Violent Theft > highway robbery, 1st May 1728.

Reference Number: t17280501-34
Offence: Violent Theft > highway robbery
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Death

John Cobbs , was a 3d Time indicted for assaulting George Risley on the Highway, on the 14th of Feb. last, putting him in Fear, and taking from him, a Hat, value 1 s. 6 d. a Silk Handkerchief, value 6 d. and 9 s. and 4 d. in Money .

Mr. Risley depos'd, That on the 14th of Feb. at 11 at Night, between Hammersmith and Chiswick , the Prisoner and Robert Ward came up to him, and Cobbs bid him Stand, which he not readily obeying, he cut him over the Head, and that then Ward took his Money, and between them they took his Hat and Handkerchief, and asking for his Watch, he told them he left it at a Place where he drank, and that they then mounted their Horses, and rode away: He further said, That he talking familiarly of it to Cobbs in Newgate, Cobbs confess'd it, and said Ward had cheated him, for he gave him but one Shilling of the Money.

Robert Ward depos'd, That he, with John Cobbs, robb'd the Prisoner at the Time and Place aforesaid, and confirmed the aforesaid Particulars; upon which the Jury found him guilty . Death .


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