Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 28 May 2023), January 1681, trial of John Cooper Richard Johnson (t16810117a-1).

John Cooper, Richard Johnson, Killing > murder, 17th January 1681.

John Cooper and Richard Johnson were Indicted for the Murther of one Richard Washborne Gentleman , the circumstances as follow; the Prisoners being Sedanmen , had as they said, been carrying one Captain Lucy, and after having set him down, as they were going by Nortnumberland-House, in the Strand , on the first of December , they Jostelled the deceased against the Rails, whereupon he struck them with his Cain, saying, that since they undertook the work of Horses, they ought to keep the Horse-way, this began the Quarrel, after which they fell to Fighting, in which conflict the deceased was so wounded and bruised, that in thirteen days after he dyed, whereupon the Evidence being heard for both parties, the Jury brought them in Guilty of Manslaughter .