Benj. Chamberlayne.
30th May 1750
Reference Numbert17500530-3
VerdictNot Guilty

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371. Benj. Chamberlayne , was indicted, for that he, together with John Jones , not yet taken, on Abraham Maddocks did make an assault, putting him in corporal fear and danger of his life, one Pinchbeck-mettle watch, with a tortoise shell case, value 3 l. one stone seal set in gold, one silk handkerchief, value 2 s. the goods of the said Abraham, did steal, take and carry away , April 10 .

Abraham Maddocks , depos'd to his being met by five persons in company, who knock'd him down and robb'd him, as mentioned in the indictment, about 12 o'clock at night, on the 10th of April, but that he could not sware to the Prisoner.

Thomas Applegate , depos'd he was one in company in this robbery, that the other persons, were the Prisoner, John Jones , John Clark , (who was executed amongst the last malefactors at Tyburn,) and John Miller , a black, also gave a particular account of the robbery, agreeable to that of the prosecutor, but his testimony not being confirm'd by any other witness of credit, the Prisoner was acquitted .


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