Henry Vigous.
20th April 1726
Reference Numbert17260420-69
VerdictGuilty
SentenceDeath

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Henry Vigous , alias Shock , was indicted for assaulting Edward Walmsly , in an open Place near the Highway, putting him in fear, and taking from him a silver Watch, Value 5 l. a Hat, Value 2 s. and 7 s. 6 d. in Money , on the 26th of March . Edward Walmsly thus depos'd. On saturday the 26th of March, about 4 in the Afternoon, as I was walking with a Book in my Hand, in White-Conduit-Fields, towards Copenhagen , I was suddenly tript up, before I saw any Body; the Prisoner fell upon me, with a knife in his Hand, and swore I was a dead Man, if I did not deliver my Watch and Money. I desir'd him not to treat me ill, and take what he could find. He took my Watch, an old Crown Piece, a half Crown, and my Hat, and so went away. I talk'd in several Places, and describ'd the Prisoner, who is remarkable by his flat Nose, and Shock Pate. Some that knew him heard of it, and apprehended him the next Day. Thomas Griffith thus depos'd. Between 10 and 11 at Night, I saw the Prisoner sell this Watch for 35 s. to Robert Gosling , at the Bear and Ragged-Staff Ale-house, in White-Cross-street. Benjamin Lane thus depos'd. On Sunday in the Afternoon, I took the Prisoner in Black-Swan-Yard, in White-Cross-street. I carry'd him to a House, and left him among 8 or 9 Men, and went and call'd Mr.Walmsly out of Church. He no sooner saw the Prisoner, than he pointed him out from the rest of the Company. Guilty . Death .


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