British Executions

Elizabeth Thornton

Age: unknown

Sex: female

Crime: larceny

Date Of Execution: 23 Mar 1607

Crime Location: Little Baddow, Essex

Execution Place: unknown

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Elizabeth Thornton and Mary Anderson were convicted of grand larceny and sentenced to hang. Executions not confirmed.

They were spinsters from Little Baddow.

On 30 August 1606 they broke into the house of Alice Halles and stole a cloth gown (10s), a gown (10s), a pettocoat (5s) and a hat (2s).

They were convicted and found not to be pregnant and sentenced to hang.

see Calendar of Assize Records - Essex Indictments James I

see Assizes 35/49/1