British Executions

John Watson

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: horse stealing

Date Of Execution: 13 Apr 1785

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Surrey

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


John Watson (otherwise John Watkins, otherwise William Russell) , aged 22, found guilty on an indictment for stealing a dark brown mare (valued at £5) and a brown gelding (valued at £3), the property of the Rev. John Parkhurst in the parish of  Epsom on 11th August 1784.