Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, England
Worcester, Worcestershire, England
|Cause of death||Royalist highwayman in English Civil War|
|Other names||John Hind|
|Criminal charge||treason, rather than highway robbery|
|Criminal penalty||hanged, drawn and quartered|
|Parent(s)||Roger Kynaston and Elizabeth Grey|
He came from the town of Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire. His partner Thomas Allen was captured when they attempted but failed to rob Oliver Cromwell. He also robbed John Bradshaw, President of the High Court of Justice for the trial of King Charles I. He refused to rob cavaliers and even gave money to poor royalists.
When finally caught during the Protectorate, Hind was charged with treason rather than highway robbery because of his expressed Royalist loyalty and was hanged, drawn and quartered in 1652 at Worcester. He was the subject of a biography The English Gusman by George Fidge (London 1652), and 16 pamphlets detailing his exploits.
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