British Executions

Samuel Dowsett

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: burglary

Date Of Execution: 10 Apr 1772

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Chelmsford

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Friday, 10 April 1772                                       

Samuel Dowsett found guilty on an indictment for a burglary in the dwelling house of John Brown in the parish of Great Braxtead on 28th May 1771: stealing therefrom a Portuguese gold coin (valued at 36/-), a gold Moidore (valued at 27/-) and £24 in money numbered.