British Executions

James Wilder

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: highway robbery

Date Of Execution: 14 Apr 1787

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Sussex

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


James Wilder, aged 22, found guilty on an indictment for the highway robbery of Richard Hart in the parish of St Peter and St Mary Weston, Lewes on 29th October 1786: robbing him of a gold watch (valued at £5); a watch key and a watch seal (each valued at 1d) and £4.16. 6d in money numbered.