Edward Sea.
20th May 1686
Reference Numbert16860520-22
VerdictNot Guilty

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Edward Sea , of the parish of Edmunton , in the County of Middlesex, was Indicted for Killing William Ward his Apprentice with a Horse whip, on the 29th of April last, by striking him over the head three several times . The Evidence against the prisoner, deposed that he coming into the Work-Room (being a Silk Stoking Weaver ) he asked the Boy when he had cleaned his Frame, and the deceased answered at Easter, at which he struck him as afore-said, after which he died within the space of half an hour; but there being several Chirugeons which viewed and searched the head of the deceased, and attested that they could not find any cause of his death to proceed from the Blow, but rather looked upon it to be some violent Fit; and the prisoner having almost Twenty credible Witnesses to attest that he was no ways given to passion, or that he ever beat any servant unlawfully, he was Acquitted

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