British Executions

Joseph Houching

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: burglary

Date Of Execution: 1 Aug 1740

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Chelmsford

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


July/August 1740

Joseph Houching and James Houching found guilty on an indictment for a burglary in the dwelling house of John Saltwell in the parish of Much Hallingbury on 2nd April 1740: robbing him of 4 napkins (valued at 4/-), 1 towel (valued at 6d). 3 sheets (valued at5/-), a tablecloth (valued at 3/-). 2 pewter dishes (valued at 18d). a bell metal chasing dish (valued at 12d), 3 Portuguese gold coins (each with a value of 36/-) and 17/- in money numbered.