Offence: Violent Theft > highway robbery
Verdict: Guilty; Not Guilty
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Henry Powel, alias Howel , John Grymes , Charles Smith , John Clifton and K - J - was all Tryed for a Notorious Robbery on the High-way near Acton in the County of Middlesex, on the 24th of March last, in and upon Tho. Allom , Gent his Lady Elizabeth Allom and his Daughter Jane Allom , putting them in fear taking away from Mr. Allom a Gray Gelding value 14 l. a Saddle, value 30 s. and 15 s. in Mony, and 15 s. from
In their Defence, Powel said, That he found the Gold Chain as he was rideing along, lying upon the Ground, but could not prove it. Grymes had little to say: and Smith said, That he found the Horse loose in the Road, which Horse was Mr. Alloms and owned by him. J - denied that he was in the Company, but it was made appear that he was one that beset the Coach; so he and the three former was found Guilty ; Clifton denied it, and there was no possitive Evidence that toucht him, as to Matter of Fact, viz. that he was among the rest, or went with them any further than Hide Park Corner, when the Robbery was done so he was (after mature Consideration) Acquitted .