Offence: Violent Theft > highway robbery
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Francis Turner . Near Nine at Night on Thursday about Whitsuntide, as I was going from Paddington , in the first Field beyond Marrybone , I past by some Fellows on the Road, I don't know who they were, for it was a dark missing Night; but one of them said, Cocky, what's a-Clock? I said, about Nine; and suspecting them to be Rogues I run for it. They followed, and one coming close after me swore by God, he wou'd make me remember running; I held up my Stick, upon which another said, Damn him, does he resist? Kill him. Then the first struck at me with a Stick, I warded off 2 or 3 Blows, but at last I was knock'd down and stunned, and got a mighty Cut in my Head. I had some Rice and Prunes, and Stone Blue, in a Paper, which was taken from me, and about 19 Pence all Copper, in my Pocket. I had a Cag of Treacle too, but they did not take that; when I got up they run away. There was 4 or 5 of them in Company.
Court. Have you any Body to prove that you kept Company with the Prisoners?
Court. How came you to find out the Prosecutor?
Deily. I never lay in the Brick Fields fifty times in my Life.
Mr. Justice Hilder. Simmonds surrender'd himself voluntarily to me; I ask'd the Prisoners if they knew him, and they said, Yes.
John Berry . The next Morning after the Robbery, I saw the Prisoner Turner in the Brick-Fields, with some Stone-blue in his Hand, and Sutton (who is now in Newgate) with some Rice. The Jury found them both Guilty . Death .