British Executions

Robert Wood

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: burglary

Date Of Execution: 31 Aug 1753

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Chelmsford

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Friday, 31 August 1753  

Robert Wood (otherwise Hood) found guilty on an indictment for a burglary in the dwelling house of John Anderton in the parish of West ham on 1st August 1753: stealing therefrom 2 quart silver tankards (valued at £8), 3 silver punch ladles (valued at 15/-), 3 silver pepper boxes (valued at 24/-), 3 silver salt cellars (valued at 20/-), 4 large silver spoons (valued at 30/-), 20 silver teaspoons (value at 20/-),2 small silver salt spoons (value at 1/6), 3 silver tea strainers (valued at 3/-), a silver punch strainer (value at 4/-), 3 silver tea tongs (valued at 6/-), a silver milk pot (value at 8/-), a pair of silver shoe buckles (valued at 10/-), a pair of silver knee buckles (value at 6/-), a peruke (valued at 20/-), a pistol (valued at 10/-), 1 pound of tea (valued at 10/-), a table cloth (valued at 5/-), and 5 yards of Cambric (valued at 14/-).