JOHN SHEPPARD, PATRICK CROCKHALL.
9th January 1776
Reference Numbert17760109-21
VerdictNot Guilty

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137, 138. JOHN SHEPPARD and PATRICK CROCKHALL were indicted for that they, in a certain field and open place, near the King's highway, in and upon John Bryan did make an assault, putting him in corporal fear and danger of his life, and stealing from his person a penknife, value six-pence, and six shillings in money numbered , the property of the said John, December 18th .

" JOHN BRYAN was sworn, and deposed,

"that he was robbed by two men on the

"18th of December of six shillings and a

"penknife, in the path leading from Ratcliffe

"Cross to Mile-end ; that it was a star-light night,

"but that he had not such a view of the persons

"of the men that robbed him as to know

"them again."

" BENJAMIN WALKINGTON was sworn,

"and deposed, that he saw the prosecutor

"robbed by two men, and that he was certain

"the prisoners were the men that committed

"the robbery."

The prisoners denied the charge, and each called witnesses who swore to an alibi.

BOTH NOT GUILTY .

Tried by the Second Middlesex Jury before Mr. Justice NARES.


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