John Constable, Violent Theft > highway robbery, 14th October 1719.

Reference Number: t17191014-26
Offence: Violent Theft > highway robbery
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Death
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John Constable , of St. Mary le Bone , was indicted for that he together with John Tirkup, did Assault Giles Blackman on the King's Highway, putting him in fear of his Life, and take from him Three Pence Half-penny) , on the 2nd of this Instant October , The Prosecutor deposed that coming form Edger to London between 7 and 8 at Nights, the Prisoner up to him within 10 Yards of Tyburn and bid him stop or he would shoot him through the Head; that another took him off his House and carry'd him to Trickup who tyed his Hands behind him put down his Breaches, took his Money out of his Pocket and gave it to the Prisoner, who said it would serve to pay the Toll Gate; they took the Bridle off the Mere and turn'd her loose; he was positive to the Prisoner for that he knew him long before. Another deposed that they robb'd him about 7 a Clock between Syburn and Paddington of a back of Horte Hair and 2 s. 5 d. in Money; that they ty d him and brought the Prosecutor to him, and they went to Paddington before they could be loosed. Another deposed that Blackman came to his House to be unty'd, that he was ty'd so right that his Hands swell d , and he was sorc'd to cut the Cerd to him , and his Breeches were down. The Prisoner's Landlord deposed that the Prisoner and has will in his House in Castle street in Long Acre, and that he saw the Prisoner and another come in before 7 a Clock that Night, and behaved themselves well. Another deposed that he going with a Warrant to search the Prisoners Lodgings for Goods taken out of the Canserioury Coach his Landlord then gave him an ill Character, and said he wanted to get them out of his House. The Landlord being call'd again and ask'd about goods being brought there, answer'd, that several things were brought into their Lodgings, but convey'd away by a Woman. The Jury bound him Guilty of the Indictment. Death .

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