British Executions

William Bacon

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: highway robbery

Date Of Execution: 24 Aug 1764

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Chelmsford

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Friday 24 August 1764 (Chelmsford Chronicle)                                             

William Bacon found guilty on an indictment for the highway robbery of James Mayhew in the parish of Hatfield Peverel on 11th May 1764: robbing him of a bay mare (valued at £4),a saddle (valued at 8/-), a bridle (valued at 2/-), a gold quarter guinea and 4/- in money numbered.