Highway Robber Shot by Chitterne Man

An extract from the Burial Register for 1716 at Imber:

"Grimes, a robber, was buried 3 June ~ This Grimes with his companion, Baldwin, having robbed several persons on their return from Warminster market, on Saturday, being the 2nd of June aforesaid, after a long and desperate pursuit, were both shot and mortally wounded before sunset of the same day. Grimes, shot by Edward Slade of Chitterne, near Warminster Furze, who was brought dead into Imber, and here buried the following day, and, Baldwin, shot by Dyke of Knook, near Heytesbury, on West Lavington Sheep Downs, who was carried alive to West Lavington, but soon died, and was buried."

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