British Executions

William Child

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: highway robbery

Date Of Execution: 28 Mar 1740

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Chelmsford

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Friday, 28 March 1740 (Kentish Post)

William Child found guilty on an indictment for the highway robbery of John Gould in the parish of Wanstead on 17th November 1739: robbing him of a watch (valued at £4), a chain (valued at 10/-) and seal (valued at 20/-).