John Bevin.
9th September 1696
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John Bevin of the Parish of St. Giles's without Cripplegate , was Indicted for the Murther of John Stockton , the Victualler in Grub-street , on the 14th of December, in the seventh year of His Majesty's Reign, by strangling him with a Neckcloth, value 2 d. of which he died . It appeared that there came 3 men to Drink, and they wanted something for their Supper; then they had a Pound of Sausages fried; and after they had done, they fell to Drinking of Hot Pots of Ale and Brandy; After they had done, they cried, Come, and they rose up, laid hands upon him, and Strangled him till his Tongue came out of his Mouth and tied his Hands behind him, and struck him with a Pistol upon the Head; then they bound the Woman in a Chair, and Robbed the House, and went their ways. There was other Evidence that did declare, That he was a very ill Man, and had been in a great many Robberies. He did deny the Fact, and called a Witness to prove that he was in Love Court in Shoe-lane, but that did in no ways avail him The Jury found him Guilty of Murther.

[Death. See summary.]

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