British Executions

Thomas Lawrence

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: larceny

Date Of Execution: 23 Mar 1607

Crime Location: East Hanningfield, Essex

Execution Place: unknown

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Thomas Lawrence was convicted of grand larceny and escape and sentenced to hang. Execution not confirmed.

He was a butcher from Moulsham in Chelmsford, Essex.

On 20 December 1605 at East Hanningfield he stole a sheep (5s) from George Griggs and 3 sheep (10s. 4d.) from Thomas Griggs.

On 20 December 1605 he was arrested on a warrant issued by Sir Humphrey Mildmay, JP and committed to Timothy Marchall, constable of Hockley, for carriage to Colchester gaol. On 24 December at Writtle he escaped.

see Calendar of Assize Records - Essex Indictments James I

see Assizes 35/49/1