British Executions

John Wilkes

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: highway robbery

Date Of Execution: 3 Apr 1773

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Staffordshire

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


John Wilkes (otherwise Jack Stitch) guilty of the highway robbery of Richard Bellison in the parish of Wednesbury on 7th August 1772: robbing him of a watch with pinchbeck cases (valued at £4), a linen handkerchief (valued at 2d) and 1/2 in money numbered.