William Vincent, Violent Theft > highway robbery, 16th January 1751.

Reference Number: t17510116-36
Offence: Violent Theft > highway robbery
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Death

136. (M.) William Vincent , was indicted, for that he in company with Richard Peate , not yet taken, in an open place, near the King's highway, on Charles Radford did make an assault, and stealing from his person one pair of silver knee-buckles, val. 3 s.

Nov. 11 *.

Charles Radford. I was rob'd on the 11th of Nov. in Catherine-wheel Alley, White-Chappel , at near a 11 o'clock. There were two more with him; the evidence David Brown stop'd me, he presented a pistol to me, and bid me stand and deliver; the two boys asked me for my watch and money; I told them, I had neither ; they ask'd me what my knee-buckles were? I said, silver; they were for taking my shoe-buckles; I said, they were not silver; so they took only my knee-buckles.

David Brown . The prisoner, Richard Peate , and I went out, with an intent to rob: it was on a Sunday night, I know not the month. We stop'd this gentleman in the middle of Catherine-wheel Alley, between 11 and 12 at night; I was the man that stop'd him, I presented a pistol to him, and bid him stand and deliver; the prisoner at the bar took a pair of silver knee-buckles out of the knees of his breeches; then we bid him a good night, and told him, if he did not walk along, we'd shoot him

James Brabrook. The prisoner owned the fact before justice Fielding, and said, he hop'd the prosecutor would be favourable to him.

William Mariot . I heard the prisoner make a confession of this fact, in Bow-street, Covent-Garden; he wanted to have been admitted an evidence, and mentioned several robberies, especially this.

Guilty Death .


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