British Executions

Robert Wright

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: highway robbery

Date Of Execution: 22 Apr 1772

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Gallows Hill, Ware Road, Hertford

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Wednesday, 22 April 1772 (PRO reference E389) (Cambridge Chronicle - Friday 1 May)                      

Robert Wright found guilty of the highway robbery of William  Walters in the parish of South Mimms on 25th July 1771: robbing him of 3 gold Moidores (each with a value of 27/-), 7 old quarter Moidores (each with a value of 6/9), 2 foreign gold coins (each with a value of 9/-), 1 foreign gold coin (value 4/6), 6 gold guineas, 1 gold half guinea and 1 gold quarter guinea.