Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 26 March 2023), February 1690, trial of John Vanrosendall John Evans John Gilliart (t16900226-18).

John Vanrosendall, John Evans, John Gilliart, Killing > murder, 26th February 1690.

John Vanrosendall , John Evans , and John Gilliart , Dutchmen were all Three Indicted for the Murther of Stephen Lithall , whereupon a Party Jury was Sworn, whose Names are as follows, viz.

Richard Bealing

John Shavelier

Abel Weeks

Samuel Jolly

Richard Fisher

Daniel Gize

Richard Cooper

Abraham Shauly

John Bayly

Henry Lezeer

James Bird

James Warrior .

After which the King's Evidence deposed, That the deceased was coming along the way near Chelsey Town, on the 11th of January last, and there he was shot by Three men, which appeared to be one of the Prisoners, viz. Vanrosendall, for he confest it when he was taken, that he Kill'd him, but he gave no reason for it; and the said Lithall died the next day. The Prisoner Vanrosendall said, That Lithall had his Sword drawn, and came towards them; but it did not appear that the Dutch-men were upon any Duty, as Sentinel s. It appeared further, that Lithall was much in drink, and swore, that he would Kill the first man he met that should affront him. Another Evidence for the King further demonstrated, That the Prisoner Vanrosendall acknowledged that he Kill'd Lithall: but no Evidence affected the other two, so they were acquitted , and Vanrosendall was found guilty of Manslaughter .

[Branding. See summary.]