British Executions

John Upperton

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: highway robbery

Date Of Execution: 6 Apr 1771

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Sussex

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


John Upperton (otherwise Upton)found guilty on an indictment for the highway robbery of  William Bowles in the parish of Lyminster on 26th September 1770: robbing him of a portmanteau (valued at 3/-) and 5 leather bags (valued at 2/-): the property of the King. On this indictment he was sentenced to hang.  This was a mail robbery and the other charges detailed contents of the stolen mail bag.  He was ordered to be executed and afterwards his body to be hanged in chains on Burpham Down near the gate at the end of Blackhurst Lane near Arundel.  His body was hanged in chains there.