Robert Congden.
18th February 1691
Reference Numbert16910218-24

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Robert Congden , was Indicted upon, three Several Indictments of Murther committed at Wappen not long since, for that he, together with one Thomas Rogers and William Thomas , not taken, did kill and Murther, (first) one Catherine Bignall , (secondly) one Elinor Eadon , (thirdly) one Margaret Jallon , and taking away a great deal of Plate. The Witness was, That the Prisoner was heard to confess, that the Murther was contrived a Fortnight before it was done, and that he offered the Plate to sale a Goldsmiths, and that he was a Servant to the Person that kept the House, &c. The Prisoner said, That the other two Persons set him to watch at the door while they Robbed the House, but he knew nothing of the Murther; yet in the Conclusion, he was found Guilty upon all the three Indictments.

[Death. See summary.]

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