| John Hind|
| c. 1616Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, England|
Royalist highwayman in English Civil War
treason, rather than highway robbery
Roger Kynaston and Elizabeth Grey
1652, Worcester, United Kingdom
Hanged, drawn and quartered
James Hind Wikipedia
Captain James Hind (sometimes referred to as John Hind) (baptised 1616, died 1652) was a 17th-century highwayman and Royalist rabble rouser during the English Civil War.
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.