Silvester Harlackenden.
26th April 1704
Reference Numbert17040426-28

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Silvester Harlackenden , Gent. of the Parish of the Parish of St. Clements Danes , was indicted for the Murther of one Roger Wincoll , on the 3d of March last, by giving him one Mortal Wound with a Sword on the left part of the Body, under the left Pap, of which he dyed . He was also indicted on the Statute of Stabbing; and upon the Coroner's Inquest. The first Evidence deposed, That the Prisoner and two Ladies came to the Roe-Buck in Suffolk-street, between 10 and 11 at Night, and staid till it was early in the Morning, and then took a Coach, which was at the Door, who drove them to Holly Street, where the ladies were set down. Another Evidence deposed, That he heard a noise of a Coach at the Corner of Clare-Market House, and looking out of a Window he saw the Prisoner there, and heard them talking high Words, and then went away, and when he came back, heard the Prisoner say, God damn him; Are not you a Rogue to impose upon any Gentleman so? And then walked away, and presently after the Deceased fell down. Another Evidence said, That he found the Deceased fallen down under the Coach, and that he and the Watchman got him into the Coach, and found him wounded, and carried him home to his House in Brownlow-street, where the Deceased declared that the Prisoner gave him but a Shilling, and he deserved Half a Crown, and that he would give him no more; and importuning him till the Prisoner gave him the said Wound. The Prisoner for his defence, said, That the Deceased struck him several Blows with the stock of his Whip, and struck off his Hat into the Kennel, and gave him Scurrilous Language, but said nothing of the wounding him, and also alledged, that he never absconded but went publickly about his Business; He called divers People to prove that he was of a very quiet Temper, and never given to any manner of Quarrelling, all which matters the Jury having considered, found him Guilty of all three Indictments.

[Death. See summary.]

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