Peter Cartwright, Violent Theft > highway robbery, Violent Theft > highway robbery, 16th May 1711.

Reference Number: t17110516-22
Offences: Violent Theft > highway robbery; Violent Theft > highway robbery
Verdicts: Guilty
Punishments: Death
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Peter Cartwright of St. Pancrass , was indicted for assaulting Robert Short in the Queen's High-way, and taking from him a Silver hilted sword , on the 6th of February last. He was again indicted for robbing Joseph Ashton , and taking from him 7 s. in Money , on the Date aforesaid. The Prosecutors depos'd they were robb'd upon the Queens High-way, on the Date aforesaid; yet could not swear the Prisoner was one of the Thieves; but Jewell, a Person concern'd in the Fact (and who had formerly convicted another for the same Robbery) plainly proving both Facts upon the Prisoner, and he being an old Offender, the Jury found him guilty of the Indictment.

[Death. See summary.]

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