British Executions

William Needs


Sex: male

Crime: Highway robbery

Date Of Execution: 25 Apr 1804

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Method: hanging




William Dowden (aged 22) and William Needs (aged 26) guilty of the highway robbery of John Pring in the parish of Budville (?) on 9th October 1803: robbing him of 6 shirts (valued at 15/-), a pair of shoes (valued at 2/-), a neck handkerchief (valued at 6d), a pair of stockings (valued at 6d), a pair of breeches (valued at 2/-), a hat (valued at 2/-), 5 gold guineas and a gold half guinea.