British Executions

James Harrison

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: house breaking

Date Of Execution: 1 Apr 1741

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Sussex

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


James Harrison and Thomas Marlen guilty breaking into the dwelling house of Richard Barnes in the parish of Fittleworth on 5th September 1740; and stealing therefrom a pair of silver buckles (valued at 2/-), a pair of silver buttons (valued at 12d), 3 knives and 3 forks (valued at 2/6), a dozen pewter spoons (valued at 12d), a linen table cloth (valued at 12d), 2 silk handkerchiefs (valued at 2/-), 8 pounds of sugar (valued at 12d), 3 pounds of plums (valued at 12d), 8 pounds of bacon (valued at 5/-), 3 pecks of wheaten flower (valued at 4/-), 2 Portuguese gold coins (each with a value of 36/-) and 18/6 in money numbered.  They were found guilty at the lent assizes and executed ??.  No reprieves traced.