British Executions

John Wiggs

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: highway robbery

Date Of Execution: 7 Apr 1787

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Cambridgeshire

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Saturday, 7 April 1787 (Cambridge Chronicle) John Wiggs, a sailor, guilty of the highway robbery of Edward Haylock of Sawston; robbing him of a silver watch and 6d in money (Cambridge Chronicle Sat 17th March 1787). Buried at Chesterton on 7th April 1787.