Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Times were tough


And so was the judge

From London Evening Post (London, England)
March 21, 1752 - March 24, 1752; Issue 3811.
 
Last Saturday Night at Twelve o'Clock the Assizes ended at Maidstone for
the County of Kent, when the sixteen following Criminals receiv'd Sentence
of Death, viz. John GRACE for the Murder of his Wife; William SAWYER,
Thomas DEVEIL, and Abraham MULLINER, for robbing James HASTRICK on the
Highway, near Rochester, of four Guineas, and after murdering him, they imagined
he knew them; John HOBBS for robbing Francis TAYLOR on Blackheath of a
Silver Watch, etc. Christopher REILEY for robbing Michael LADE, Esq; on the
Highway, between Boughton and Canterbury, of a Hat and a Bay Gelding; John
KEATING and James NESBIT, alias BERRY, for divers Robberies on the Highway;
John PELLING and Dennis DOYLE for Horse stealing; John WARNER for
Sheep-stealing; Thomas STURT for stealing in the Dwelling-house of John COMER in
Woolwich twelve Thirty-six Shilling Pieces, two Guineas, and a Silver Cup;
John HOCKLISH, alias HOGSFLESH, for Burglary; James HUDNELL for privately
stealing from William PENFOLD a Silver Watch, etc., Thomas BAILEY for
Burglary; and Elizabeth SPARKS for stripping and robbing Sarah KIDDER on the
Highway, in Company with Sarah MEREDITH, who was convicted at the last Assizes
for the same Fact, and was executed.

Henry PARSONS the younger, and George TOWNSEND, were tried for the Murder
of Mary HALL, Spinster, near Deal, and were both acquitted.

Thanks to Michael COOMBER for sharing this.

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