Offence: Violent Theft > highway robbery
William Bowman depos'd, That in the first Five Fields from Chelsea , as he was coming Home, he past the Prisoners, and others with them, that some of them asked, What a Clock it was? And that afterwards they overtook him again, struck him on the Head, and Robbed him of one Guinea and thirteen Shillings.
George Bradley thus depos'd, We all went out to Rob, and went as far as Chelsea, and coming Home met with this Man (meaning the Prosecutor) Jeoffry Younger struck him, and Caustin took the Money, but there was but 17 s. 3 d. of it, as he said, though we all thought there was more, and that Caustin had cheated us.
William Alston thus depos'd, Bradley was taken and committed to the County goal of Surry, and desir'd to be admitted an Evidence, I took Caustin in Westminster, and then he deny'd he knew Bradley, but afterwards owned he did, and was concern'd in this Robbery with him and had 4 s. for his Share.
Thomas Banks thus depos'd, On Sunday was Fortnight last I took Younger in White-Chappel, and would have had him gone along with me, but he refused, so I got 2 Men to assist me there, and then he said that he never committed but this Robbery by Chelsea, and one on Finchley-Common.
Russell depos'd, That he heard Younger confess he committed the Robbery; the Prisoners made no manner of Defence, or deny'd any part of the Evidence; the Jury found them guilty of the Indictment. Death .