British Executions

John Hitchcock

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: burglary

Date Of Execution: 15 Aug 1755

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Chelmsford

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Friday, 15 August 1755 (Northampton Mercury)

Samuel White and John Hitchcock found guilty on an indictment for a burglary in the dwelling house of William Harrington in the parish of Great Tey on 18th February 1755: stealing therefrom 2 guns (valued at 20/-), a silver spoon (valued at 2/-). 100 gold guineas, 4 foreign gold coins (each with a value of £3.12/-) and 26/- in money numbered.