British Executions

John Welch

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: high treason

Date Of Execution: 22 Jul 1785

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Gallows Hill, Ware Road, Hertford

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Friday, 22 July 1785

Patrick Welch, aged 25, and John Welch, aged 25, found guilty of High treason in counterfeiting coin of the Realm (1/- and 6d pieces) in the parish of Hatfield (otherwise Bishops Hatfield) on 10th August 1784.  The sentence for treason included being drawn to the place of execution.