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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="16790716001"/>THE TRYALS AND CONDEMNMATION OF Several Persons for Murders, Felonies and Burglaries: Which began on the 16th of this instant July 1679, and ended on Fryday the 18th. at the Sessions-house in the Old-Bayly, with the number of those that are Condemn'd, Burn'd in the Hand, Transported and to be whipt.</p>
<p>AS ALSO Of the Tryals of Sir George Wakeman, Mr. James Corker, William Rumley and William Marshal: all which were Charged with HIGH TREASON.</p> </div1>
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<note>[Death. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>There were several others tryed for small Thefts, which I here omit.</p> </div1>
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<p>In all there were 9 Condemned to dye, 7 Men and 2 Women, 2 for Coining, one for Murther, 4 for Robbing on the High-way, one for Stealing a Horse and one for Stealing several Watches, 9 Burnt in the hand, 4 to be transported, 6 Whipt, and one stand in the Pillory, and then the Sessions was Adjourned till Fryday, on which day were Tryed the Persons hereafter mentioned.</p> </div1> </div0> </body> </text></TEI.2>

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