British Executions

John Williams


Sex: male

Crime: Highway robbery

Date Of Execution: 24 Mar 1798

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Reading

Method: hannging

Executioner: unknown


Saturday, 24 March 1798 County Gaol, Reading (Reading Mercury) John Williams (otherwise William Emmery) and John Davis (otherwise Timms) indicted for the highway robbery of The Hon. Hugh Lindsay in the parish of Kintbury on 17th February 1798: robbing him of a watch with a gold case (valued at ?20), a gold watch chain (valued at 30/-), 2 gold seals (valued at 40/-), a gold watch key (valued at 4/-), 14 gold guineas and 3 gold 7/- pieces.