British Executions

James Turner

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: burglary

Date Of Execution: 31 Mar 1787

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Moor Heath/Old Heath, Shrewsbury

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


James Turner, aged 25, guilty of a burglary in the dwelling house of Roger Clerk in the parish of Shifnall on 26th October 1786:  stealing therefrom 10 pieces of silver coin (with a value 2/-), a leather pocket book (valued at 1/-), a black lead pencil (valued at 2d), a pair of scissors (valued at 1/-), a knife with 2 blades (valued at 2d) and £20 in money numbered.