British Executions

William Rymer

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: burglary

Date Of Execution: 7 Apr 1787

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Surrey

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Thomas Powell, aged 24, and William Rymer, aged 25, found guilty on an indictment for a burglary in the dwelling house of Thomas Byam in the parish of St Saviour, Southwark on 7th March 1787:  stealing therefrom a silver pepper box (valued at 12/-), a silver milk pot (value at 15/-), a pair of silver tea tongs (valued at 7/-), 2 silver tablespoons (valued at 24/-), a silver pap spoon (valued at 2/-), 5 silver teaspoons (valued at 7/-), a silver tea strainer (valued at 2/6) and a silver thimble topped with steel (valued at 1/-).