British Executions

William Midwinter

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: highway robbery

Date Of Execution: 8 Aug 1795

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Sussex

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


William Midwinter, aged 27, found guilty on an indictment for the highway robbery of Alexander Trotter in the parish of Mooching (otherwise Newhaven) on 17th April 1795:  robbing him of 50 hempen sacks (valued at £5) and 200 bushels of wheaten flour (valued at £80) belonging to Alexander Trotter and the same quantities (and values) belonging to Thomas Barton and Edmund Catt.  He was originally detained on a charge of assembling with others riotously and tumultuously and stealing 100 bushels of wheaten flour from a mill and granary.