British Executions

John Gray

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: burglary

Date Of Execution: 1 Apr 1788

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Surrey

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


John Gray found guilty on an indictment for a burglary in the dwelling house of James Waldron in the parish of St George the Martyr, Southwark on 5th February 1788:  stealing therefrom a linen cloth bag (valued at 18d),  a man’s cloth great coat (valued at 40/-), 2 pairs of linen sheets (value at 24/-), 16 linen pillow cases (valued at 11/-), a damask table cloth (valued at 18/-), 2 diaper tablecloths (valued at 12/-), 2 linen cloaks (valued at 12/-), 2 damask napkins (valued at 7/-), 16 diaper napkins (valued at 20/-), 10 linen towels (valued at 5//-),  5 linen handkerchiefs (valued at 5/-), a cotton handkerchief (valued at 1/-), 2 linen shirts (valued at 5/-), 2 linen shifts (valued at 5/-), 2 check aprons (valued at 5/-), a cloth apron (valued at 2/-), a muslin apron (valued at 8/-), a flannel petticoat (valued at 2/-), a muslin cap trimmed with lace (valued at 2/-) and 3 linen caps (valued at 3/-).