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<persName id="t16901015-29-defend140" type="defendantName"> Thomas Rowland
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t16901015-29-off129 t16901015-29-cd127"/> last, 1000 Yards of Bone-Lace value 1200 l. </rs> The Evidence was, That the Prisoner did confess the stealing of the Lace to one Buckle and others, but Bird was not produced against him. The Prisoner urged, That it was Malice in the Prosecutor, and denyed the Fact, but the Matter being fully proved, he was found
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t16901015-29-victim144 t16901015-29-viclabel130"/>, on the High way of 84 l. 9 s. </rs> The Evidence swore, That the Prisoner and 9 more met Christmas in the Road, and robbed his Wagon, and after they shared the Mony; which was clearly proved, and he had nothing to offer, being an old Offender, he was found
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<note>[Death. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1></div0>
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