British Executions

Joshua Messenger

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: highway robbery

Date Of Execution: 30 Mar 1772

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Gallows Hill, Ware Road, Hertford

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Monday, 30 March 1772 (PRO reference E 389)                                           

Joshua Messenger found guilty of the highway robbery of Elizabeth Peter in the parish of Stevenage on 16th September 1771: robbing her of a clasp knife (valued at 6d).