British Executions

Samuel Read

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: highway robbery

Date Of Execution: 5 Aug 1768

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Chelmsford

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Friday, 5 August 1768                                      

Samuel Read (otherwise Samuel Smith) and John Saltmarsh found guilty on an indictment for the highway robbery of John Johnson in the parish of Marks Tey on 18th March 1768: robbing him of a gold half guinea and 1/- in money numbered.