John Taylor, Violent Theft > highway robbery, 20th April 1748.

Reference Number: t17480420-12
Offence: Violent Theft > highway robbery
Verdict: Guilty > pleaded guilty
Punishment: Death

192. + John Taylor , was indicted for assaulting Mary Foster spinster, on the king's highway, putting her in fear, and taking from her one gold watch, set with diamonds and rubies, value one hundred pounds, one gold watch chain, set with diamonds and rubies, val. twenty pounds, one gold watch key, set with red stones, val. three pounds, two pieces of gold, val. forty shillings, and three pieces of gold coin, of the proper coin of this realm, called guineas, val. three pound three shillings, the property of the said Mary Foster , Jan. the 14th .

[The Prisoner delivered a letter into court.]

Prisoner. My lord, I will give the court very little trouble, I plead guilty to the indictment.

Death .

A council. The Prisoner is a young gentleman brought up to the law, of a good family, and his father a person of reputation. I humbly beg that he may be recommended by the court to his Majesty; and I desire that Newbury the Coachman, who is a very wicked man, and who induced the Prisoner to do this may be brought to justice.

Mrs. Barham and Mrs. Foster earnestly entreated the court to recommend the Prisoner to his Majesty for mercy.


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