British Executions

William Forster

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: house breaking

Date Of Execution: 1 Apr 1743

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Moor Heath/Old Heath, Shrewsbury

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


William Forster guilty of breaking into the dwelling house of John Edwards in the parish of Hodnet on 16th August 1742; and stealing therefrom a pair of lace sheets (valued at 10/-), a cloth coat (valued at 8/-), a stuff damask waistcoat (valued at 4/-), a pair of worsted stockings (valued at 6d), 1 yard of woollen cloth (valued at 2/-) and a silk handkerchief (valued at 6d).