British Executions

Charles Cox

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: highway robbery

Date Of Execution: 21 Jul 1741

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Gallows Hill, Ware Road, Hertford

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Tuesday, 21 July 1741 opposite the gaol, outside Half Moon Inn (the gaoler’s house)

Charles Cox (otherwise Baconface) found guilty of the highway robbery of Joseph Parsons in the parish of Sandridge on 13th December 1740: robbing him of a gold foreign coin (valued at £3.12/-), 4 Portuguese gold coins (each valued at 36/-), 9 gold guineas, 3 gold half guineas and £16.9/- in money numbered.