Evan Evans, Thomas Gaseby, John Ayres.
24th February 1697
Reference Numbert16970224-10
VerdictsGuilty; Guilty

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Evan Evans , Thomas Gaseby , and John Ayres , of the Parish of Hackney , were indicted for robbing Nathanael Manlove , Esq ;, on the Highway, on the 20th of December last, and taking a Gold Watch, value 14 l a Gold Seal, a Silver Hilted Sword, six Guineas, with divers other Goods . It appeared, That Squire Manlove was going to Hackney with his Wife, and some more, they were set upon by some Persons, who rifled them, and took the Goods away. There was other Evidence, who did declare, That he was with them in the Robbery at the same time, and that Gaseby in particular did take a Diamond Ring from off the Finger of the Squires Lady, and that they snack'd the Guineas at the Gun in Shoreditch. Gaseby and Evans said but little, that they would rely upon the Mercy of the Bench. Ayres made a frivolous Defence. It being so positively proved against them, the Jury found them all guilty of the said Robbery.

Evan Evans and Thomas Gaseby, together with James Hassell , now in Custody at Welch-Pool, were indicted upon two Indictments for Robberies on the Highway, on Finchly-Common . The first on John Mason , and taking from him a Sarsnet Hood with divers other Goods . The other on Thomas Harden , and taking from him a Laced Head dress, value 10 s. It appeared, That they did rob for four Hours together on Finchley-Common, all Persons that came on the Road. The matter was fully proved against them and they had but little to say for themselves. The Jury found them guilty of both the Indictments.

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