Offence: Violent Theft > highway robbery
Verdict: Guilty; Not Guilty
Aug. 6 .
Edward Neway . Coming by the bottom of Saltpeter-bank , through Fleming's church-yard , a man collared me and asked me for my money; up came three more from behind the gates of the glass-house, and knock'd me down and rummaged my pockets; one said, D - n his eyes, he has got no money, I'll have his hat and wig; I took fast hold of my hat, and they took my wig as I was upon the ground; then they beat me in a barbarous manner; I cried out, Murder. A coach coming by, three of them run away, and this Boyd staid and beat me after the coach stopp'd.
- Galway. I was going home that Sunday night, I met Edward Neway at half an hour after eight-o'clock, his face and head were all bloody; I asked him how he came so, he told me three or four men met him at the bottom of Salt-peterbank and robbed him. I went with him to see if I could find them. We were told they run towards Tower-hill; we were directed to Murphey's house in Nightingale-lane. Murphy came out with his hanger drawn, and said, here is Murphy. David Boyd came out; David Boyd drew his hanger. I was near him without a stick: I said to a fellow servant, lend me your stick; they took to their heels, and ran down Nightingale-lane; as we followed, a little boy told us, they were gone down Black-horse-yard; when we came up there, we were directed to a house in New-rag fair; there were then about twelve of us; this was the house where Boyd liv'd; there were two doors to the house, we surrounded it, and Boyd looked out at the window. I said to my wife, who followed us,
Three other witnesses gave the same account.
The prosecutor was positive as to Boyd, and believed the bloody stick in his hand, was that which he had been used so ill with. He would not be positive as to Dumsey .
Boyd guilty , Death .
Dumsey acquitted .