British Executions

John Horton

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: burglary

Date Of Execution: 26 Mar 1796

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Staffordshire

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


John Horton, aged 29, and James Nightingale, aged 29, guilty of a burglary in the dwelling house of Jane Southall, widow, in the parish of Brewood on 29th September 1795: stealing therefrom 8 dozen linen handkerchiefs (valued at £10), 6 dozen Tambore muslin handkerchiefs (valued at £3), 70 yards of checked and striped muslin (valued at £16) and 70 yards of silk (valued at £16) - the goods of George Heaslie.