Edward Holland, Peter Robinson.
9th September 1696
Reference Numbert16960909-46
VerdictGuilty; Not Guilty
SentenceDeath

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Edward Holland , and Peter Robinson , both of the Parish of Kensington , were Indicted for the Murther of William Iles a Quaker, on the 6th of September last, by giving him one mortal Wound with a Sword value 2 s. on the right part of the Body nigh to the short Ribs, of the breadth of an Inch, and the depth of 12 Inches, of which he soon after died . It appeared that the deceased and another man were coming to London, that they did meet the two Prisoners, who shuffed them; and the Deceased said to him, Canst thou not go about thy Business? With that he struck the Deceased with a Stick, then he defended himself, and the Prisoner Holland drew his Sword; but Robinson pacified him, and made him put up his Sword again. After a while he ran to the Deceased again, and struck him, but the Deceased took his Stick from him, and broke his head. The Prisoner drew his Sword, and gave him the aforesaid Wound; afterwards leapt over a Hedge, and would have made his Escape, but was taken. The Deceased sat down in the Road, and there died. The Prisoner could not say any thing on his own behalf, but that the Deceased broke his head first, and did unfortunately kill him, but could not prove it. The Jury found Holland guilty of Murder, and acquitted the other.

They were a second time Indicted upon the Coroner's Inquest for Murder, and Holland was found guilty, and the other acquitted.

[Death. See summary.]


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