John Braseburne.
9th December 1696
Reference Numbert16961209-41
VerdictGuilty
SentenceDeath

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John Braseburne , of the Parish of Totenham , was indicted for Robbing James Pig on the High-way, on the 23d of November last, and taking from him a Stuff Gown 2 Gold Rings, a pair of Buttons, and 5 l. in Money numbred . The Evidence declared, that they were coming from Ware to London in the Coach; they were set upon at Stanford-Hill by six Highway-Men, who knock'd him down off the Coach-box as he rode by the Coach-man; then they beat the Coach-man, and would force him to drive under the Gibbet, which he did refuse to do; then they made Mr. Pig to do it, and after that, they fell to rifling the Coach, and the Prisoner rode up to Mr. Pig with a Handkerchief in his Mouth, and said to him, Damn you, I know you, don't look upon me, for if you do, I will shoot you through the Head, and took the things from him; in the mean time a Cart was coming by with two Hampers of Wine and some Figs and other Fruit, they made him to drive to the Gibbet, where they fell to Rifling, and were very Liberal, and treated the Ladies with Wine and Fruit. Mr Pig was positive that the Prisoner was one of them, he formerly being his School-fellow. The Prisoner denied the Fact, and would fain have

made it appear that he was at another Place at that time, but did it very lamely. The Jury considering the matter, found him Guilty .

[Death. See summary.]


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