British Executions

John Westwood

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: burglary

Date Of Execution: 17 Mar 1749

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Chelmsford

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Friday, 17 March 1749

John Westwood found guilty on an indictment for a burglary in the dwelling house of Elizabeth Shipman in the parish of Writtle on 7th October 1748: stealing therefrom a pair of linen sheets (valued at 10/-), a camlot riding hood (valued at 20/-), a pair of stays (valued at 30/-), a tablecloth (valued at 3/-), a handkerchief (valued at 2/-), 3 knives (valued at 18d), a pair of silver studs (valued at 12d) and 20/- in money numbered.