<!-- © 2003-2008 Old Bailey Proceedings Online -->
<TEI.2>
<text>
<body>
<div0 id="17211206" type="sessionsPaper" fragment="yes">
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t17211206-66">
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="172112060009"/>
<xptr type="preceedingDiv" divtype="trialAccount" id="t17211206-65"/>
<xptr type="followingDiv" divtype="trialAccount" id="t17211206-67"/>
<interp inst="t17211206-66" type="collection" value="BAILEY"/>
<interp inst="t17211206-66" type="year" value="1721"/>
<interp inst="t17211206-66" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/17211206"/>
<interp inst="t17211206-66" type="date" value="17211206"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t17211206-66-off316-c253" targOrder="Y" targets="t17211206-66-defend396 t17211206-66-off316 t17211206-66-verdict319"/>
<p>
<persName id="t17211206-66-defend396" type="defendantName"> James Wright
<interp inst="t17211206-66-defend396" type="surname" value="Wright"/>
<interp inst="t17211206-66-defend396" type="given" value="James"/>
<interp inst="t17211206-66-defend396" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , of
<placeName id="t17211206-66-defloc315">St. James's Westminster</placeName>
<interp inst="t17211206-66-defloc315" type="placeName" value="St. James's Westminster"/>
<interp inst="t17211206-66-defloc315" type="type" value="defendantHome"/>
<join result="persNamePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17211206-66-defend396 t17211206-66-defloc315"/>, was indicted for
<rs id="t17211206-66-off316" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t17211206-66-off316" type="offenceCategory" value="violentTheft"/>
<interp inst="t17211206-66-off316" type="offenceSubcategory" value="highwayRobbery"/> asaulting
<persName id="t17211206-66-victim398" type="victimName"> Samuel Towers
<interp inst="t17211206-66-victim398" type="surname" value="Towers"/>
<interp inst="t17211206-66-victim398" type="given" value="Samuel"/>
<interp inst="t17211206-66-victim398" type="gender" value="male"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t17211206-66-off316 t17211206-66-victim398"/> </persName> on the Highway, putting him in fear, and taking from him a Watch, value 5 l. and 10 s. in Money </rs>, on the
<rs id="t17211206-66-cd317" type="crimeDate">22d of January, in the 6th Year of the King</rs>
<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t17211206-66-off316 t17211206-66-cd317"/>.</p>
<p>Samuel Towers depos'd, that on January the 22d, 1719. being in a Hackny Coach, in
<placeName id="t17211206-66-crimeloc318">Marlboro street</placeName>
<interp inst="t17211206-66-crimeloc318" type="placeName" value="Marlboro street"/>
<interp inst="t17211206-66-crimeloc318" type="type" value="crimeLocation"/>
<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17211206-66-off316 t17211206-66-crimeloc318"/>, three Men disguis'd, on Horseback, stop'd the Coach, and one of them presenting a Pistol to his Breast, demanded his Money, but not delivering readily, another, at the other Door, cry'd out, D - n him, does be resist? shoot him; and with that, struck the Prosecutor on the race with a Whip; they then took away his Watch and Money, and afterwards rob'd the Ladies in the same Coach, and rid off.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17211206-66-person399"> William Hawkins
<interp inst="t17211206-66-person399" type="surname" value="Hawkins"/>
<interp inst="t17211206-66-person399" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17211206-66-person399" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> depos'd, that he, his Brother, and the prisoner, committed that Robbery. That he (this Evidence) pawn'd the Watch in Hounsditch for 40 s. and the prisoner had his share of the Money.</p>
<p>Mr. Norris depos'd, that the prisoner and Hawkins hir'd their Horses together of him; and
<persName id="t17211206-66-person400"> Arthur Turner
<interp inst="t17211206-66-person400" type="surname" value="Turner"/>
<interp inst="t17211206-66-person400" type="given" value="Arthur"/>
<interp inst="t17211206-66-person400" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> depos'd, that they both put up their Horses in his Stables.</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17211206-66-person3999">Jonathan Wild
<interp inst="t17211206-66-person3999" type="surname" value="Wild"/>
<interp inst="t17211206-66-person3999" type="given" value="Jonathan"/>
<interp inst="t17211206-66-person3999" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName>depos'd, that being at the Fountain Tavern by Newgate, with the prisoner, and Hawkins, the prisoner ask'd him to let him have his Working Tools (Pistols) again, which he took from him, when the was committed to the Marshalsea; which this Deponent denying, the prisoner then ask'd him to lend him any other pair to go on the Road, for (says the prisoner) I must take up the old Sport again.</p>
<p>T. Askew depos'd, that when the prisoner was taken (upon Hawkins's Information) he heard the prisoner say, That Rogue Hawkins! - I expect no other than to be ty'd up.</p>
<p>The prisoner in his Defence said, that Hawkins would swear any thing to save his own Life. That Hawkins had often enticed him to go on the Road with him; but he refusing, Hawkins told him one Day, If you wont go with me, I'll be up with you.
<rs id="t17211206-66-verdict319" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t17211206-66-verdict319" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/> Guilty </rs>.
<rs id="t17211206-66-punish320" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t17211206-66-punish320" type="punishmentCategory" value="death"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="t17211206-66-defend396 t17211206-66-punish320"/> Death </rs>.</p> </div1></div0>
</body>
</text>
</TEI.2>

View as Text