British Executions

John King

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: burglary

Date Of Execution: 17 Mar 1791

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Gallows Hill, Ware Road, Hertford

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Thursday, 17 March 1791                                                                               

William Pateman, Edmund Patemen and John King found guilty of a burglary in the dwelling house of Abraham Page of Wellbury on 10th November 1790: stealing goods, chattels and money to the value of    £22. 3. 4. therefrom.   This included a woollen greatcoat (valued at 20/-); a pair or corduroy breeches (valued at 10/-);2 woollen cloth coats (valued at 30/-); 12 linen shirts (valued at £3); 3 linen sheets (valued at 30/-); a pair of leather breeches (valued at 8/-); a Bank note for £10; 1 gold guinea; 2 half guineas; 1 silver dollar   (value 4/-); a silver crown piece; a silver threepenny piece and 30/- in money numbered.