British Executions

John Sewell

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: highway robbery

Date Of Execution: 27 Jul 1752

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Gallows Hill, Ware Road, Hertford

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Monday, 27 July 1752

John Sewell found guilty of the highway robbery of Mary, wife of Samuel Adams, in the parish of Hoddesdon on 3rd April 1752: robbing her of a linen handkerchief (valued at 14d), the property of Samuel Adams and a silk gown (valued at 30/-), the property of John Fordham.