Thomas Barlow.
9th September 1696
Reference Numbert16960909-48
VerdictGuilty
SentenceDeath

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Thomas Barlow of the Parish of Heston , was Indicted for a Robbery on the Highway committed on Samuel Hosey Gent. on the 24th of February in the 6th Year of His Majesties Reign, and taking from him a Gelding value 16 l. 3 pair of Pistols, 3 Gold Rings, a Watch, 2 Guinea's, and 20 s. in monies numbred . It appeared that the Prosecutor was robbed on Hounslow-Heath , they bound him, and put the Saddle under his head, saying. He was a fat Man, and would be dead before the morning. There was another Evidence that took him at Bristol, and did declare that the Prisoner did say, he was sorry he had not killed the Man that the Saddle was under his head. It was further proved, that he had broke out of Newgate some time before, when he was to be prosecuted for this Fact. The Prisoner could not call any Witnesses on his behalf, but said he was prosecuted only for the Lucre of 40 l. The Jury found him guilty of the said Robbery.

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