British Executions

John Riley

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: highway robbery

Date Of Execution: 12 Apr 1738

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Surrey

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Daniel Moylon, Henry Kelly, John Riley and Timothy Cosgrave and George Green (otherwise Henry Greenwood) found guilty on an indictment for the highway robbery of William Clay in the parish of Camberwell on 13th July 1737: robbing him of a silver watch (valued at 42/-) and 4/10 in money numbered. They were also found guilty on indictments for the highway robbery of Bartholomew Jones in the parish of Camberwell on 3rd August 1737: robbing him of 10½d; and the highway robbery of John Gregory in the parish of Lambeth on 2nd August 1737: robbing him o f a hat (valued at 2/6), a peruke (valued at 18d), 3 iron keys (valued at 1½d) and 16½d in money numbered.