Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 6.0, 01 March 2015), July 1722, trial of John Morphew Nathanael Jackson (t17220704-24).

John Morphew, Nathanael Jackson, Violent Theft > highway robbery, 4th July 1722.

John Morphew and Nathanael Jackson , of Pancrase, were indicted for Assaulting Richard Dennis on the Highway, and taking from him 2 Shirts, value 10 s. a Coat and Wastcoat, 20 s. 6 Lemons, 2 s. 5 ounces of Human Hair, 10 s. a Hankerchief, 6 d. and 13 d. in Money ; the Goods and Money of Richard Dennis, on the 20th of June last. Richard Dennis deposed, that about 11 at Night, betwixt Totenham Court and Hampstead , having a basket with Lemons, and other things in it upon his Head; a Man (whose name as he has since learned, is Neal O Brian ) came up out of the Grass, struck him on the Breast and said, Speak one Word and I'le shoot you through the Head. The 2 Prisoners then came up, drag'd him into a Ditch, stript him and bound him: and taking his Basket of Lemons, some of which they cut, they left him. With much strugling he got loose, and soon after meeting a Friend, they pursued the prisoners, and took them at a Night Cellar in the Haymarket, with some of the Goods upon them; but O Brian made him Escape. Before the Prosecutor had finished his deposition, the prisoners confest they were guilty of the Fact. Guilty .

[Death. See summary.]