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Robbery at Brompton, 1803
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2016, 02:59:44 »
Kentish Weekly Post or Canterbury Journal - Tuesday 01 November 1803
Chatham Oct. 26. Friday night, Mr. John White, surgeon of the Dockyard, was stopped in a field adjoining Brompton, by four soldiers, who robbed him of 47l. in cash and notes, and a gold watch; the latter, one of them returned to him: every method has been taken to discover the villians, but without effect.

Bury and Norwich Post - Wednesday 02 November 1803
A few evenings since as Mr. White, lately appointed surgeon of Chatham Dockyard, was returning from Brompton, about half past 9 o'clock, he was stopped at a short distance from the Dock-gates, by 4 soldiers, who robbed him of 37l. in notes and cash. 
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