British Executions

John Williams

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: stealing

Date Of Execution: 11 Mar 1754

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Gallows Hill, Ware Road, Hertford

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


March 1754

John Williams found guilty of stealing 3 gold rings (valued at 30/-). A silver pocket piece (valued at 1/-), 4 Portuguese gold coins (valued at 36/- each), 25 gold guineas and £1.17.6 in money numbered, in the dwelling house of John Reynolds in the parish of Bishops Stortford on 5th February 1754.  It is not clear if he is the same John Williams found guilty of horse theft at the same assizes and later reprieved.