Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 6.0, 22 August 2014), December 1761, trial of Robert Greenstreet (t17611209-20).

Robert Greenstreet, Killing > petty treason, 9th December 1761.

21. Robert Greenstreet , was indicted for petit treason; for that he, not having the fear of God before his eyes, but being moved by the instigation of the devil, on the 17th of November , did feloniously, wilfully, and treacherously, and of malice aforethought, upon Edward Souch , his master, make an assault, and with a certain knife made of iron and steel, value one peny; did strike and stab, giving to his said master one mortal wound, breadth one inch, and depth two inches, near his left ear; of which wound he languished till the next morning, and then died; by which means he his said master did kill and murder .

He stood likewise charged on the coroner's inquest for the said murder.

To which he pleaded Guilty . Death .

He received sentence to be drawn upon a hurdle to the place of execution on the Monday following, and executed; after which to be dissected and anatomized.