British Executions

John Greenwood

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: stealing

Date Of Execution: 1 Aug 1756

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Lancaster Moor

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Summer 1756

John Greenwood guilty of stealing a piece of woollen cloth called drapery baize (valued at 20/-) from the warehouse of Richard Scholes in the parish of Rochdale on 10th March 1758.  He was also charge with theft from two other warehouses in Rochdale - that of John Walmsley on 10th March from which he stole 160 pounds of Butter (valued at 40/-) and 4 firkins of butter (valued at 40/-); and that of Nicholas Cunliffe on 18th March from which he stole drapery baize (valued at 20/-) also. Executed August/September.