British Executions

John Thomas

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: burglary

Date Of Execution: 10 May 1786

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Glamorganshire

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Wednesday, 10 May1786

John Thomas (otherwise John Evans) (aged 45) (of the parish of Eglwysilan) on 15 February 1787 burglariously entered the dwelling house of Thomas Rees of Margam and stole 1 cloth coat (value 1/-); 1 cloth waistcoat (value 5d); 1 flannel waistband (value 3d); a pair of cloth breeches (value 6d); a pair of leather breeches (value 6d); 2 linen gowns (value 1/-); a blue cloak (value 6d); 4 sheets (value 1/-) a tablecloth (value 6d); 6 napkins (value 6d); an apron (value 6d); a pair of shoes (value 3d); a handkerchief (value 6d) and 18 yards of flannel (value 2/-) (WALES 4/626/3). Hereford Journal Thursday 1 June records "John Thomas executed on Wednesday fortnight at Stallingdown near Cowbridge"  (Dairy of William Thomas records his execution on Wednesday, 10 May)