Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 7.2, 24 February 2018), September 1776, trial of WALTER TOWNSEND WILLIAM MORGAN JOHN STARK, otherwise THOMPSON (t17760911-13).

WALTER TOWNSEND, WILLIAM MORGAN, JOHN STARK, Violent Theft > highway robbery, 11th September 1776.

630, 631, 632. WALTER TOWNSEND , WILLIAM MORGAN , and JOHN STARK, otherwise THOMPSON , were indicted, for that they in the king's highway in and upon Edmund Shallett Lomax did make an assault, putting him in corporal fear and danger of his life, and stealing from his person 5 l. in money numbered, the property of the said Edmund , July 24th .

'It appeared from the evidence that the

'prosecutor was robbed in St. James's-square

'by three men, but it was too dark to distinguish

'the faces of either of them.

'The prisoners were taken soon after, but

'there was nothing found upon them to six

'the change upon them.'

ALL THREE NOT GUILTY .

Tried by the First Middlesex Jury before Mr. Baron PERRYN.