Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 09 December 2023), February 1691, trial of Robert Congden (t16910218-24).

Robert Congden, Killing > murder, Killing > murder, Killing > murder, 18th February 1691.

Robert Congden , was Indicted upon, three Several Indictments of Murther committed at Wappen not long since, for that he, together with one Thomas Rogers and William Thomas , not taken, did kill and Murther, (first) one Catherine Bignall , (secondly) one Elinor Eadon , (thirdly) one Margaret Jallon , and taking away a great deal of Plate. The Witness was, That the Prisoner was heard to confess, that the Murther was contrived a Fortnight before it was done, and that he offered the Plate to sale a Goldsmiths, and that he was a Servant to the Person that kept the House, &c. The Prisoner said, That the other two Persons set him to watch at the door while they Robbed the House, but he knew nothing of the Murther; yet in the Conclusion, he was found Guilty upon all the three Indictments.

[Death. See summary.]