British Executions

William Hughes

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: burglary

Date Of Execution: 30 Nov 1788

Crime Location:

Execution Place: unknown

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


April/May 1789(circa)

William Hughes of Llanfechell on 24 December 1788 burgled the house of Grace Williams in the parish of Beddgelert and stole 2 wooden drawers of value 2/- and certain pieces of silver coin and copper pieces of the proper coin and copper money of this realm called shillings, sixpennies and half pennies of value £3.15.-.(WALES 4/277/1)

TheQuarter Sessions papers (Easter 1789) record a payment of £1.19.8. to the gaoler for dieting William Hughes for 17 weeks at 2/4 a week and at the Trinity Session "3 weeks maintenance for William Hughes who was executed (7/-)".

C&DHreports ""Civil Will" for robbing a shop at Beddgelert, 1789."