British Executions

William Simms

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: high treason

Date Of Execution: 1 Apr 1740

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Staffordshire

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


William Simms guilty of High Treason in that he forged 8 pieces of false, feigned and counterfeit money and coin of copper, tin, pewter, lead and other metals to the likeness of silver crown pieces; 4 to the likeness of half crown pieces and 5 to the likeness of shilling pieces.  No reprieve traced.