Joseph Ward.
12th August 1724
Reference Numbert17240812-14
VerdictsGuilty
SentencesDeath

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Joseph Ward , of the Parish of Pancrass , was indicted for assaulting Jame Vickery near the High Way, and taking from her a Gold Ring, value 20 s. the 18th of July last. The Prosecutor depos'd, That

as she and her Daughter were going near Kentish Town , behind Bondstreet , the Prisoner came to them, and pulling a Club from under his Coat, and swearing in a violent Manner, that if she did not deliver immediately, he would murder them that Minute, she did deliver to him a Ring.

He was indicted a second Time for Assaulting and Robbing Elizabeth Barker , near the Highway, and taking from her a Gold Ring set with Garnets , the 18th of July last. The Prosecutor depos'd, That having Lodgings at Kentish Town, her Mother and she went out to take a Walk, and were met by the Prisoner, and treated as her Mother Jane Vickery had depos'd. The Prisoner confess'd the Facts before the Justice, which Confession was read in Court; nor did he deny them at the Bar. The Facts being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty of both indictments. Death .


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