The proprietor of the wind and water mills on St .Johns Common was robbed near Ansty about 6 o'clock on Friday evening last by three men armed with bludgeons. The miller was going to Cuckfield market, and we are sorry to learn that independently of being robbed of five sovereigns and his watch, he was severely ill-used by the highwaymen. The villains have hitherto escaped.
The Times 30 October 1834, from the Brighton Guardian.
Contributed by Malcolm Davison.