3rd April 1816
Reference Numbert18160403-107
VerdictGuilty > lesser offence

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393. WILLIAM JONES , alias ONSLOW , was indicted for feloniously assaulting Henry Dewdney , in the King's highway, on the 8th of February , for putting him in fear, and taking from his person and against his will, a watch, value 1l. a chain, value 6d. two rings, value 6d. a key, value 1s. and two seals, value 1s. his property .

HENRY DEWDNEY . About eleven o'clock on the night of the 8th of February, I was coming home up Bow-street, Bloomsbury , and two men followed me from the corner of Holborn; immediately the prisoner with three or more behind him, met me in front, and prevented my proceeding; I immediately stepped on the outside of the curh-stone; but the prisoner stepped in front of me again, and the others pressed on behind me, and immediately I felt my watch go; the prisoner got clear off, and I was pushed down; the others then took from me a one-pound note and a sixpence. The watchman made his appearance shortly after, but could give me no assistance, and therefore I went home. I went the next day to Bow-street. and stated the circumstances. I am certain of the prisoner's person.

RICHARD LIMBRICK . I am an officer belonging to Bow-street. I apprehended the prisoner on the 24th, at his lodgings; I searched him and the lodgings, but found nothing.

GUILTY, aged 24.

Of stealing, but not of the assault .

Transported for Life .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

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