British Executions

John Tarrant

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: highway robbery

Date Of Execution: 4 Apr 1785

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Surrey

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


John Tarrant, aged 34, and Joseph Howes, aged 24, found guilty on an indictment for the highway robbery of Nicholas Filewood in the parish of Buckland on 2nd December 1784: robbing him of a watch (valued at 40/-), a watch chain (valued at 1/-), a watch seal (valued at 4/-), a watch key (valued at 1d),a  bag (valued at 2d) and £37 in money numbered