British Executions

Robert Jones

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: robbery

Date Of Execution: 25 Apr 1774

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Flint Marshes

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Monday, 25 April 1774

Robert Jones (otherwise Williams), of Erbistock in the County of Denbigh, in the parish of Overton on 21 October 1773 assaulted Alan Sadler on the highway and robbed him of a coat (value 5/-); a waistcoat (value 1/-); a pair of breeches (value 5/-); a hat (value 2/-) a pair of stockings (value 6d) and a pair of shoes (value 2/-) (WALES 4/1009/1).  He was ordered for execution on Monday 25 April at the usual place and afterwards his body to be hanged in chains at Lightwood Green (WALES 14/85).  The execution was reported as on Monday last in Adam's Chester Chronicle and Shrewsbury Chronicle Saturday 30 April.  In Bygones 1897/98 page 282 there is a report that "the land round the gibbet pole at Lightwood has been ploughed and bones unearthed."