Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 17 January 2021), October 1690, trial of Thomas Rowland (t16901015-29).

Thomas Rowland, Violent Theft > highway robbery, Violent Theft > highway robbery, 15th October 1690.

Thomas Rowland was tryed for stealing from William Bird , in the King's High-way, on the 29th of July last, 1000 Yards of Bone-Lace value 1200 l. 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 Guilty of the Robbery.

He was a second Time indicted for robbing John Christmas , a Carryer , on the High way of 84 l. 9 s. 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 Guilty of that Robbery also.

[Death. See summary.]