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Image 140 of 69518th March 1772


Middlesex To wit

The Information of Thomas Eversett< no role > and
John Thomas< no role > taken before me this 18th. day
of March 1772 .

Who being upon Oath say that on Sunday Morning the 13th. of October
1771 they were going from London towards Enfield upon the Mail Cart
in which were several of his Majesty's Mails in which Letters are
sent and conveyed by the Post, that at Houndsfield about 7 Miles
from London they were stopt by two Men on foot who obliged them to
get down from the Cart and tied them, and took away the Cart into the
field called Houndsfield where the said Cart was forcibly broke
open and all the said Mails were taken out of it, that whilst the said
Cart was breaking open one of the said Men who had stopt them as
aforesaid stood near these Informants to guard them from running
away and to prevent them from interrupting the person who was break [..]
open the said Cart, say that some time afterwards when they thought
the Robbers were gone they untied themselves and went to the said Cart
when they found the Proof of it broke open and the Mails stolen, and
this Informant Thomas Eversett for himself says that he does verily
believe that a person now present who calls himself Joseph
Allpress
< no role > in one of the persons who committed the said Robbery to wit
the person who first seized hold of the Horses heads and Stopt them
and that he also thinks that another person now present who calls
himself Joseph Guyant< no role > This name instance is in set 1428. is the other person who committed the said
Robbery, and this Informant John Thomas< no role > for himself says that
he does verily believe the the said Joseph Allpress< no role > and Joseph
Gnyant
< no role > are the persons who committed the said Robbery

Sworn before me
March 18. 1772}

[..]

The mark [mark] of
Thomas Evarsage

John Thomas< no role >




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