British Executions

John Nobbs

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: forgery

Date Of Execution: 7 Apr 1798

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Norfolk

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Saturday, 7 April 1798 at Thetford                                                               

John Nobbs (aged 26) guilty of forging and counterfeiting notes purporting to be Bank of England Notes in the parish of Foulsham on 27th November 1797.  He was charged with forging 21 notes for £5 and 4 notes for £1.