British Executions

John Rivers

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: stealing

Date Of Execution: 5 Aug 1768

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Chelmsford

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Friday, 5 August 1768                                      

John Rivers (otherwise Aaron Springwell) found guilty on an indictment for stealing 12 silver tablespoons (valued at £3), a silver cup (valued at £5), 2 silver punch ladles (valued at 15/-), 2 silver salts (valued at 10/-) and 18 silver teaspoons (valued at 25/-), in the dwelling house of Daniel Rivers in the parish of Rochford on 3rd May 1768.