Edward Tobin.
24th May 1694
Reference Numbert16940524-36
VerdictGuilty > manslaughter
SentenceDeath

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Edward Tobin was Tried for killing one David Hughes by giving him a mortal wound in his throat of the breadth of one Inch, and of the depth of five Inches, of which he died the 22d Instant . The Prisoner, with one Rhodes and Powel not taken, were drinking in an Alehouse in Somerset Yard , where the deceased Hughes was; and one of them threw the Pot of Drink in his face, without any provocation. Then the Swords were drawn, and one of the three was a top of Hughes with his Sword drawn, having a wound given him in his Neck as abovesaid, the Surgeon swore that he died of it. There was a great deal of Evidence pro & con, but Hughes, as appeared by a Witness, could not tell which of the Three killed him, the Prisoner was found guilty of Manslaughter only .

[Death. See summary.]


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