Offences: Theft > burglary; Violent Theft > robbery; Violent Theft > highway robbery
Verdicts: Guilty; Not Guilty; Guilty; Guilty
Punishments: Death; Death
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He was also indicted a second Time, for Assaulting and Robbing Williams Cole , of a Gold Watch, a Hanger, a Snuff-box, &c. the 22d of December last. The Prosecutor depos'd, That at Smallberry Green, near Hesson , two or three Men met him; that they struck him, and cut him in a barbarous Manner with a Hatchet on his Head, and robb'd him of the Things mentioned in the Indictment; and that the Prisoner confess'd to him in Newgate, that he did the Fact, and that he had the Watch, Snuff-box, &c. again, upon the Information of Dowman; and they were found hidden under the Boards in the Prisoner's House. Dowman depos'd, That he and the Prisoner, and one Minton, went out to rob on Smallberry Green, and beat about the Lane, for an Hour; that meeting with no Prey, they at length met the Prosecutor; that they robb'd the Prosecutor, as he had related, took those Things from him, and carried them to William's House, and his Wife hid them under the Boards; and he upon being apprehended, inform'd the Prosecutor where they were, and they were found accordingly. The Jury found him guilty of this Indictment likewise.
He was also indicted a third Time, for assaulting John Fletcher , on the High-Way, and Robbing him of 15 s. a Silver Stud, &c. the 23d of December last. The Prosecutor depos'd, that being on the Road near Southal, in Windmil-Lane , the Prisoner and two others met him, and knock'd him off from his Horse, and robb'd him of 15 s. and a Silver Stud. William Dowman confirm'd the Fact, that it was done by the Prisoner; himself, and Thomas Piper , since dead in Newgate. That Williams carried out a Hatchet under his Coat, and having been out to rob three Nights, and not met with any Body to rob, he was in a Rage, and swore he would rob the next Man he met; and that if either of them flinch'd him, he would cut him to pieces. That some Time after they met with the Prosecutor and robb'd him; and the Prosecutor depos'd, That the Prisoner in Newgate own'd that he was at the committing of the Fact, and gave him his Silver Stud. The Prisoner not having any Thing material to say in his Defence, the Jury found him guilty of this Indictment also. Death .