British Executions

William Thomas

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: house breaking

Date Of Execution: 26 Apr 1780

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Montgomery

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Wednesday 19 or 26 April 1780

William Thomas (otherwise William Roberts) in the parish of Kerry on 19 December 1779 broke into the dwelling house of John Griffiths and stole 1 brown woollen cloth coat (value 20/-); 1 brown woollen cloth waistcoat (value 10/-); 2 hempen shirts (value 2/6) and 2 razors (value 6d) the property of Lewis Evans (WALES 4/191/7).   Shrewsbury Chronicle Saturday 29 April "On Wednesday last at Montgomery,  ------ Roberts was hanged for housebreaking.