John Knight, Samuel Loe, D - S -.
27th February 1696
Reference Numbert16960227-23
VerdictNot Guilty

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John Knight , Samuel Loe , and D - S - all of the Parish of Stepney , were indicted for the Murther of John Weaver on the 23d of February last, by giving him one mortal bruise with a wooden Staff value 1 d. on the right part of the Head nigh to the right Ear, of which he instantly died . It appeared that the Prisoners went to Bow, and staid there till Nine a Clock at night, and that they did hear that there were some Soldiers upon the Road that did commit great Insolencies, they tarried half an hour longer that they might be free from them; afterwards going home, they were set upon by the Soldiers, who drew their Swords, and bad them stand, and whilst they were scuffling together, the Deceased received the blow. The Prisoners called abundance of People to their Reputation, who said that they were very civil young men, and no ways given to quarrel, the Jury acquitted them.


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