British Executions

John Collins

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: stealing

Date Of Execution: 15 Mar 1738

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Gallows Hill, Ware Road, Hertford

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Wednesday, 15 March 1738   (Northampton Mercury of Monday, 20 March)

George Slater (otherwise Shrimpson, otherwise Castle, otherwise Lamb) and John Collins (otherwise Lovell) found guilty of stealing a black gelding (valued at £3), the property of John Easy, in the parish of Ashwell on 4th February 1738.  Slater was also sentenced to death for stealing a brown bay gelding (valued at £5), the property of Joseph Read, in the parish of Weston on 23rd October 1737. (Political State has execution dated to 22/3)