Thomas Smith, John Evans.
24th February 1697
Reference Numbert16970224-14
VerdictNot Guilty

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Thomas Smith and John Evans , both of the Parish of St. Austins , were indicted for assaulting Charles Lidget , on the Highway, and taking from him a Cloath-hat, value 5 s. a Sword with a Steel-hilt, 2 s. on the 11th of February last . The Prosecutor said, That he was coming home to his Lodging in Ludgate-street , he was set upon by the two Prisoners, who threw him down, and gave him a great many Blows, and took his Sword from him. Smith said, That the Prosecutor struck him a blow on the Breast, and swore that he would knock him down. They called abundance of Witnesses to their Reputation, the Jury acquitted them.

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