Bryan Mackguire.
5th June 1728
Reference Numbert17280605-13
VerdictsGuilty; Guilty; Guilty

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Bryan Mackguire , was a second Time indicted, for that he, together with William Sefton, and Richard Hews, did assault Philip Dowling on the Highway, in an open Place near Islington , putting him in fear, and taking from him a Cloath Coat, value 10 s. a Waistcoat, value 5 s. a Hat, value 5 s. a Peruke, and 2 s. and 6 d. in Money , on the 27th of April last.

Mr. Dowling depos'd, That on Easter Monday about 9 or 10 at Night, between Kentish Town and St. Pancras, William Sefton, Richard Hews, and the Prisoner at the Bar, came up to him and stopp'd him; and upon his asking what they meant, they said they would tell him presently, and immediately they knock'd him down, and took from him the Goods mentioned in the Indictment, and that some Time after, hearing that William Sefton was convicted and in Newgate, he went to him, and enquired if he could inform him of any of his Things of which he was robb'd, at which Time Sefton directed him to the Prisoner Bryan Mackguire; who had the Peruke then upon his Head which they took from this Deponent; the Wig being produced in Court, the Prosecutor depos'd that it was the same that was taken from him as aforesaid, and the same which he had of the Prisoner Mackguire, by the Direction of Sefton; of this Indictment he was likewise found Guilty .

Bryan Mackguire was a third Time indicted, for assaulting Richard Bridger (at the same Time, and accompanied with the same Persons aforementioned) on the Highway, in an open Place near Islington , putting him in fear, and taking from him six Shillings in Money .

Richard Bridger depos'd That Hews, Sefton, and Mackguire, came up to him in a Field near Islington, on the 27th of April, and he being in Company with others, Hews and Sefton robb'd his Companions, and Hews said to the Prisoner Bryan Mackguire , D - n your Blood, why are not you doing Business; upon which Mackguire demanded his Money, which he gave him, being six Shillings and some Half-pence, of this Indictment the Jury likewise found him Guilty .

He was a 4th Time indicted, for that he, with the others aforementioned, did assault Edward Carrol on the Highway near Islington , putting him in fear, and taking from him 4 Shillings in Money and a Gold Ring, value 20 s. on the 27th of April last.

Mr. Carrol depos'd, That the Prisoner (in Company with the others) came up to him, and took from him four Shillings in Money, and going to take off his Ring, Mackguire could not get it off readily; upon which he put this Deponent's Finger in his Mouth, and violently pull'd it off with his Teeth, insomuch that he dreaded he would bite off his Finger: The Jury found him guilty of the four Indictments. Death .

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