Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 7.2, 27 June 2016), August 1695, trial of Francis Buckley (t16950828-54).

Francis Buckley, Breaking Peace > vagabonding, 28th August 1695.

Francis Buckley of the Parish of St. Mary Islington , was likewise Indicted for Felony, for that he being above the Age of 14 years, was seen to wander up and down from the 10th of June to the 12th following, calling and counterfeiting himself to be an Egyptian . The Evidence for the King was very positive, that they did hear him say he was an Egyptian, and king of the Egyptians. He was taken in a Barn, at Hampstead, covered over with Straw, and two Egyptian Women sitting upon him; and they being made to rise, they discovered his Legs, and so pulled him out of the Straw. There was found upon him a Pistol, with a Scinsteer, and Rich [Text unreadable in original.]. He had a Mare likewise hard by that was worth 20l. The Prisoner had little to say, but that he never declared he was an Egyptian. The Evidence fully proving it against him, he was found guilty of Felony.

[Death. See summary.]