British Executions

Charles Dillan

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: robbery

Date Of Execution: 16 Jan 1684

Crime Location:

Execution Place: unknown

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Charles Dillan , Indicted for Robbing Hester the Wife of Peter Sayre , of a Silver Tooth Picker, valued 4 pence, a Case for the Tooth picker, valued 8 d. a Brass Thimble, valued a Halfpenny; and Three Pounds in Money numbred . The said Elizabeth Sayre is a French Woman, and gave her Evidence by an Interpreter, that she going along near the French Chappel , and pulling up one of her Coats to avoid the Dirt, her Pocket wherein were the Money and other things mentioned in the Indictment, hanging down, the said Dillan met her, violently pull'd it from her Coat, and run away; other Evidence was also given, which cohered there-with, and made it so apparent, that he was found Guilty of Felony and Robbery.

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (, version 6.0, 09 October 2011), January 1684, trial of Charles Dillan (t16840116-21).