Offence: Violent Theft > highway robbery
Punishment: Death; Death > respited for pregnancy
Francis Saunders , Robert Tylor , and Constance Buckle , of St. Giles's in the Fields , were indicted for assaulting Richard Smith , on the Highway, putting him in Fear, and taking from him a Hat, value 5 s. the 2d of November last.
The Prosecutor depos'd, That as he was going along the Street about 8 o'Clock at Night, he was knock'd down, and his Hat was taken away.
Rowland Jones depos'd, That himself and the Prisoners having been drinking at Mr. Griffith's Shop in Holbourn, they all came out together with a design to get Money, and and met the Prosecutor in St. Giles's , that Saunders hit him a knock, but his Hat did not fall off; that then Tyler hit him another and it fell off, and Constance Buckle took it up and put it under her Coats, and went next Morning and sold it.
James Sharples depos'd, That he and James Debel apprehended the Prisoners, and that Tyler own'd that he had been that Night with Rowland Jones , and that Constance Buckle own'd that she was with them when the Prosecutor was knock'd down.
The Fact being plainly proved, the Jury found them all three Guilty of the Indictment. Death .