Joseph Huddle, Violent Theft > highway robbery, 4th December 1740.

Reference Number: t17401204-4
Offence: Violent Theft > highway robbery
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Death

4. Joseph Huddle , of Stepney , was indicted for assaulting Thomas Cain , in a certain Field, near the King's Highway, putting him in Fear, &c. and taking from him two Pounds of Tea, value 10 s. the Goods of Thomas Barfoot , a pair of Shoe buckles , value 2 s. a pair of Knee-Buckles, value 1 d. a Stock, value 3 d. a Stock Clasp, value 9 d. and 16 d. in Money, the Property of Thomas Cain , October 18.

Thomas Cain . The Prisoner came to my Master's Shop, on the 18th of October, about nine at Night, and ask'd for two Pounds of Tea for Mr. Jones, of Stepney; we refused to send it by him without the Money; so I was to go with him for it; and as we were going along a Field, he on a sudden tripp'd up my Heels, fell on me with his Knees, and put a Knife to my Throat, and bid me deliver. He took from me 16 d. a pair of silver Shoe Buckles, a pair of white Metal Knee Buckles, my Stock, and a silver Clasp. The two Pounds of Tea he took from under my Arm when I fell; I had it under my Arm, and in the Force of the Fall it flew from me. About a Fortnight after this, I saw the Prisoner in St. Giles's Round-House , and knew him to be the Man who had robb'd me, and he said, D - n it, it does not signify denying it, for I did do it.

John Barfoot . I saw the Prisoner at the Round-House, and my Man said, This is the Man that robb'd me; he own'd that he was the Man, and said that it signify'd nothing denying it. He likewise confess'd the same, when before the Justice.

Randal Edwards. The Prisoner confess'd this Robbery, and several more to me; he told me where the Prosecutor liv'd, and desir'd that he might be admitted an Evidence. Guilty Death .


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