William Noble.
12th October 1692
Reference Numbert16921012-31
VerdictGuilty > manslaughter
SentenceMiscellaneous > branding

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William Noble , a Soldier , was Tryed for Killing Richard Colket in Pancras Parish, on the 14th of June last, giving him a Wound upon the Breast of the depth of three Inches , the Man, viz. Colket, was found dead in Crab-tree Fields lying in the Grass upon his Face, and a Sword lying near him, about three a Clock in the Morning; there were some Witness for the King, who swore,

That there had been some small Quarrel between the Prisoner and Colket on the over Night, at the Ball in White-Friars, but they seemed to be good Friends before they parted; however they changed Gloves at last before they went to their Lodging, and the morrow Morning they Fought, and the Prisoner kill'd Colket, and was found sometime after in the Marshalseys, and said that he did it in his own defence, so he did upon his Tryal, and said, That the said Colket abused him and call'd him Black-Guard-Rogue, and told him he was not fit to Serve the King, urging him to fight him, which he endeavoured to put off but could not, adding, that he had no ill will against the said Colket, &c. So he was found guilty of Manslaughter .

[Branding. See summary.]

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