British Executions

Peter Purkis

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: horse stealing

Date Of Execution: 1 Aug 1740

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Chelmsford

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


July/August 1740

Peter Purkis found guilty on an indictment for stealing a bay gelding (valued at £7), the property of John Langley, in the parish of Heybridge on 9th July 1740: also of stealing a bay mare (valued at £10), the property of John Thayer, in the parish of Bowers Gifford on 7th July 1740.