Thomas Williams.
10th December 1684
Reference Numbert16841210-6
VerdictGuilty > manslaughter
SentenceMiscellaneous > branding

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Thomas Williams , Indicted for Killing Giles Berry , in the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , on the 6th of November , by wounding him in the right Eye with a Tobacco pipe , it was proved that the deceased playing with the Prisoner, and the Prisoner having [Text unreadable in original.]ed him, he endeavoured to return the like, in order to which, running after him, it unfortunately happened that Williams struck the Pipe, that he had in his hand into his Eye, which breaking in his Head, about six inches pierced his Brian, so that remaining in much torture till the 10th following, he then dyed, the Chirurgeons having in vain endeavoured to draw forth the Pipe in his life time, but no Malice appearing, and the Prisoner shewing a sense of sorrow for so unfortunate a disaster, and alledging the deceased run upon the Pipe, he was found Guilty of man-slaughter only .

[Branding. See summary.]

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