Robert Nichols, Tho. Ruller, Tho. Crompton.
14th October 1685
Reference Numbert16851014-38
VerdictGuilty; Not Guilty

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Robert Nichols , Tho. Ruller , and Tho. Crompton , of the Parish of St. Bartholomews , indicted for assaulting, Aug. 30 . the Body of Edward Herring , with a Sword, price 2 s. giving him a mortal Wound on which the said Herring died . It appeared on the Tryal, that a certain Man being arrested, the Prisoners, with some more Souldier s, endeavouring to rescue the Man arrested, and the deceased Herring, with the Bayliffs, making resistance, Herring by Robert Nichols received a Cut of his Head, of which Wound, some short time after; he died. The Prisoner Nichols pretended he did not draw

his Sword himself, but the Scabbard was drew from his Sword by another: upon which, Nichols and Crompton were found guilty , Ruller not guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

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