William Hamilton.
6th December 1769
Reference Numbert17691206-24
VerdictNot Guilty

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29. (M.) William Hamilton , otherwise Scholar , was indicted for that he, being capitally convicted for robbing John Thomas Du Burg , Esq; on the King's highway, of a gold watch, value 20 l. a stone seal set in gold, and two guineas, and afterwards received his Majesty's pardon, on condition of being transported during his natural life. He was seen at large in the parish of St. Sepulchre's , London, on the 27th of September .

See his trial No. 103, and his order for transportation at the end of July sessions, both in Mr. Alderman Harley's Mayoralty.

The record of his conviction read in court. The witnesses would not swear to the identity of his person, so he was acquitted ; but he was detained to be sent to be tried in Surry, for a robbery there on the highway.

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