British Executions

Joseph Watson

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: arson

Date Of Execution: 25 Mar 1751

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Gallows Hill, Ware Road, Hertford

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Monday, 25 March 1751 (Northamptn Mercury)                                                    

Joseph Watson found guilty of arson in maliciously setting fire to a barn, the property of Thomas Whitfield, which contained 10 cart loads of Wheat straw (valued at £3), the property of John Dyson, in the parish of Watford on 30th November 1750.