Richard Hews, Violent Theft > highway robbery, Violent Theft > highway robbery, Violent Theft > highway robbery, Violent Theft > highway robbery, Violent Theft > highway robbery, 5th June 1728.

Richard Hews , of St. Mary Islington , was indicted for assaulting Mr. Bartholomew on the Highway, on the 10th of April last, putting him in fear, and taking from him some Money, and other Things of Value ; to which Indictment he pleaded Guilty , and tho' he was bid to consider the Consequence of pleading Guilty to a Capital Offence, which is Death without Benefit of the Clergy, yet he persisted in it, refusing to put himself upon his Trial, saying again, that he was Guilty.

He was a second Time indicted, for that he, together with Bryan Mackguire , did on the 22d of April last assault Henry Bunn on the Highway, in an open Place near Islington , putting him in fear, and taking from him a Silver Watch, value 3 l. 2 Pieces of Foreign Gold, value 11 s. and 8 s. in Silver ; to which Indictment he likewise pleaded Guilty .

He was a third Time indicted, for that he, together with the aforesaid Bryan Mackguire , did on the 27th of April last, assault Philip Dowling on the Highway, in an open Place near Islington , putting him in fear, and taking from him a Cloth Coat. value 10 s. a Waistcoat, value 5 s. a Hat, value 5 s. a Peruke, and 2s. 6d. in Money ; to which Indictment he likewise pleaded Guilty .

He was a 4th Time indicted, for that he, together with Bryan Mackguire , aforesaid, did on the 27th of April last, assault Richard Bridger on the Highway, in an open Place near Islington , putting him in fear, and taking from him 6 Shillings in Money ; to which Indictment he pleaded Guilty .

He was a 5th Time indicted, for that he, together with Bryan Mackguire , and William Sefton , (executed last Sessions) did assault Edward Carroll on the Highway, putting him in fear, and taking from him a Gold Ring, value 20 s. and four Shillings in Money, on the 27th of April last ; and to this Indictment he continued to plead Guilty , for being conscious of his Crimes, he resolutely took the Shortest Method, saying, he expected nothing but Death .


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