British Executions

William Mason

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: stealing

Date Of Execution: 5 Aug 1774

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Chelmsford

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Friday, 5 August 1774                                      

William Mason found guilty on an indictment for stealing a pair of silver shoe buckles (valued at 10/-), a watch with silver cases (valued at £3), a pair of buckskin breeches (valued at 5/-), a man’s hat (valued at 2/-) and a silk handkerchief (valued at 12d) of John Plumb in the dwelling house of Richard Wright in the parish of Aveley on 31st March 1771.