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Law and Order in LondonCrime and Punishment: Wych, Andrews and Williams
Posted on Jun 08, 2002 - 11:20 PM by Bill McCann

George Wych, Thomas Andrews alias Anderton and William Williams, were all three convicted for a series of robberies on the highway after a short trial at the Old Bailey on February 25th 1731. They were hanged in early March.


George Wych was near 18 years old, of a good family, brought up at Westminster school, which leaving, he joined himself with whores, thieves, and such like other abandoned wretches, gaming away his money and sometimes his clothes; at last he ran away from his mother, his father being beyond sea, and never appeared again till taken up for two robberies. He seemed to have but little contrition but what proceeded from the near approach of death.

Thomas Andrews, alias Anderton, aged 19 and born in Worcestershire was Wych's companion and suffered for the same crime, and had much the same character with his associate, both in life and death.

William Williams, aged 30, born in Yorkshire, and partner with the other two in the same crimes; said his business was to travel the country as a chapman; that the cause of this misfortune was poverty which he was reduced to by his wife's sickness; and that he was in a manner forced into this action by the curses, threats and imprecations of his companions and fellow sufferers. For which he was heartily sorry and forgave all injuries done him.

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