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|His Parents:||Her Parents:|
|William ELLIOT||John SEWELL|
|Joseph ELLIOT||Martha SEWELL|
|Married 29/09/1737 Radclive, Bucks|
|Bd||1713 Lillingstone Dayrell, Bucks||Bd||05/06/1705 Luffield Abbey|
|Dd||17th March 1749 Northampton Racecourse - by execution||Dd|
|Bur||18/03/1749 Lillingstone Dayrell||Bur|
|John||Bd||10/03/1748 Luffield Abbey?|
|William||Bp||"of Luffield Abbey"|
Joseph Elliot was executed on 17th March 1749 for highway robbery. This is alluded to in the book "Old Oak" - see also Elizabeth Elliot his granddaughter. Records of the trial have not been found but there are a couple of newspaper reports from the Northampton Mercury which are quoted below.
Firstly on March 6th 1749:
On Thurfday laft ended our Affizes, when the three following Perfons received Sentence of Death, viz. Jofeph Elliott, and William Lamb, for a Robbery on the Highway; and John Parker, for Houfe breaking: But the Latter was afterwards repriev'd. Alice Blifs, and Robert Cook, were fentenc'd to be tranfported for feven Years; Elizabeth Glen, Patience Teller, and Ann Hamilton, otherwife Hughes, to be publickly whipp'd; and Robert Wingrave to be privately whipp'd.
Secondly on March 20th 1749:
On Friday laft Jofeph Elliott and William Lamb were executed here, purfuant to their Sentence at our laft Affizes, for robbing Mr. Fifher of Denfhanger on the Highway.
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