William Burk, Violent Theft > highway robbery, 26th February 1755.

Reference Number: t17550226-40
Offence: Violent Theft > highway robbery
Verdict: Guilty > pleaded guilty
Punishment: Death
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135. (M.) William Burk was indicted for that he on the king's high-way, on John Manby , Esq ; did make an assault, putting him in corporal fear and danger of his life, and taking from his person one topaz ring, set with two brilliant diamonds, value 42 s, and two other gold rings, one guinea, and 2 s. 6 d. in money, numbered , his property, Decemb. 28 .

To which he pleaded guilty .

See Gill, an accomplice with him, No. 58. in the last paper.

[Death. See summary.]

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