British Executions

William Britain

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: burglary

Date Of Execution: 25 Apr 1795

Crime Location:

Execution Place: York

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Thomas Mann and William Britain guilty of a burglary in the dwelling house of Mary Thornton, spinster, in the parish of Calverley on 31st December 794: stealing therefrom a silver coffee pot (valued at 40/-), 4 silver tablespoons (valued at 20/-), 12 silver teaspoons (valued at 20/-), a silver pint (sic) (valued at 20/), 4 silver salt spoons (valued at 3/-) and silver punch ladle (valued at 2/-).