John Harrington, Violent Theft > highway robbery, 4th December 1723.

Reference Number: t17231204-33
Offence: Violent Theft > highway robbery
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Death
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John Harrington , of the Parish of Stepney , was indicted for Assaulting James Low , near the High Way, and taking from him a Peruke, value 30 s. 10 s. in Money, and other Goods , the 10th of March last. The Prosecutor depos'd That he being at the Grey Hound Ale-House at Mile-End, about 10 or 11 a Clock at Night, and being coming to London, the Prisoner said he was going that Way, and would go along with him, and he going to ease himself, he knock'd him down, and took his Things from him, - Danbury depos'd, That he saw the Prosecutor down, and the Prisoner helping him up, he bid him come away, but he said he would not leave him yet, and a little after the Prosecutor came to the Turn-pike, and had lost his Wig, and said the Prisoner had robb'd him. The Prisoner deny'd the Fact, he call'd several Persons to his Reputation. The Jury found him guilty of the Indictment. Death .

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