British Executions

Abijah Oakes

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: house breaking

Date Of Execution: 10 Apr 1756

Crime Location:

Execution Place: York

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Abijah Oakes, aged 27, guilty of a burglary in the dwelling house of Joseph Skidmore in Sheffield at about one o’clock at night on 20th January 1756; and stealing therefrom 2 pairs of women’s stays (valued at 20/-), a pair of buckskin breeches (valued at 12/-) and other clothing.