British Executions

Robert Derby

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: highway robbery

Date Of Execution: 12 Apr 1752

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Surrey

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Robert Derby (otherwise Jones) found guilty on an indictment for the highway robbery of George Othen in the parish of Frimley on 29th July 1752: robbing him of a brown gelding (valued at £5), the property of John Moore: a leathern mail (valued at 20/-) and 20 leather bags (valued at 20/-), the property of the King.  This was a mail robbery and he was also charged with stealing the contents of the bags.  Afterwards his body was hanged in chains there.