British Executions

John Forrest

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: burglary

Date Of Execution: 1 Apr 1779

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Surrey

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


John Forrest found guilty on an indictment for a burglary in the dwelling house of Christopher Barnett in the parish of Thames Ditton on 23rd November 1778: stealing therefrom a silver tankard (valued at  £8), a silver pint (value at £3), 2 silvr tablespoons (valued at 20/-) - the goods and chattels of Christopher Barnett; and a watch with silver cases (valued at  30/-) - the property of Christopher Chivers.