Offence: Violent Theft > highway robbery
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536. (M.) John Ireland , was indicted, for that he, on the King's High-way, on Edward Brice did make an assault, putting him in corporal fear, &c. one silver watch, value 3 l. 10 s. and 4 s. in money numbered, did steal, &c.
July 2 . ++
Edward Brice . Going on the second of July to Hays in a one horse chaise, I look'd at my watch, just as I was going upon Ealing common , and I wanted five minutes of five o'clock: before I came to the six mile stone, the prisoner at the bar rode up to me, out of Hanger-lane , he order'd me to stop; I did not comply at first; he said stop again. The next word was, give me two pence, or three pence, to pay the Turnpike. I said what do you mean? then he took a pistol out from under his right arm, and pointed it to me, saying, come, come, give me your money. His horse's head was in my chaise; by the posture
Henry Segar , who is servant to Justice Lediard, produced the watch; the prosecutor deposed to it. I brought the watch from Justice Lediard this morning; I don't know how it came into his possession; I was not his servant then.
George Tompson . I am constable of Kensington; on the second of July, between five and six o'clock in the afternoon, I heard the cry stop thief; seeing a crowd of people at the Gravel-pits, some people had got hold of the prisoner; I took hold of him also; I search'd him, and in his right side pocket I found a green silk purse, in which was eight shillings, and eight six-pences; in his breeches I found a small size silver watch; he is shew'n the watch Segar brought; he deposes it is the same ; having took down the name, and number, before he delivered it to the Justice; and in the right ham of his breeches I found another large silver watch; there were two pistols.
Samuel Seedon . I rode after the prisoner, calling stop thief; I saw him fall, there I saw a brace of pistols hanging by his sides, tied under each arm. I took them from him, and saw the watch taken from him.
Guilty Death .