James Dolland, Violent Theft > highway robbery, 12th September 1770.

Reference Number: t17700912-15
Offence: Violent Theft > highway robbery
Verdict: Not Guilty

523. (M.) James Dolland, otherwise Hall , was indicted, for that he, on the King's highway, on Richard Thorn , did make an assault, putting him in corporal fear and danger of his life, and taking from his person one quarter of a guinea, and 3 s. in money, numbered, the property of the said Richard , May 17 . *

Richard Thorn deposed, that on the evening of the 17th of May, he went to the Bowling-Green house in company with Mrs. Hurst; that as he was coming home, he was stopt between the Boot and the Foundling hospital by the prisoner and three other men; that one of them put a pistol to him, and they demanded his money; that he gave them three shillings; that then the prisoner searched him, and took a five shillings and three-pence out of his pocket; that on the 25th of July, he saw him in the fields behind the Museum, and had him apprehended. Hannah Hurst confirmed his account of the robbery, but could not swear to the prisoner.

The prisoner called Samuel Dolland , his brother, Austin Hall, his father-in-law, Mary Hall, his mother, and Charlotte Dolland , his sister, who deposed, that the prisoner was not out of his father's house in St. Giles's on the day of the robbery after one o'clock at noon.

Acquitted .


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