British Executions

John Humphries

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                                       

John Humphries and David Jones (see next entry) found guilty on an indictment for a burglary in the dwelling house of Lauchlin Maclean in the parish of South Weald on 22nd July 1771: stealing therefrom 4 silver gravy spoons (valued at 40/-), 6 silver dessert spoons (valued at 12/-), 5 silver teaspoons (valued at 10/-), a silver sugar spoon (valued at 3/-), a silver tureen spoon (valued at 20/-), a silver fish trowel (valued at 15/-), a pair of silver tea tongs (valued at 5/-), a silver candlestick (valued at 30/-)2 plated candlesticks (valued at 2/-), 2 silver cups with sides gilded with gold (valued at 20/-), a silver salver (valued at 40/-), a silver wax taper stand (value at 20/-), a silver coffee pot (valued at £4). 3 silver castor tops (valued at 10/-), 5 silver table spoons (valued at 50/-), a silver sugar basket (valued at 40/-), a silver milk bottle (valued at 12/-), a silver candlestick nozzle (valued at 3/-), a silver extinguisher (valued at 5/-), a silver wine funnel (valued at 10/-) and a silver dessert spoon (valued at 5/-).