British Executions

Matthew Maguire

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: burglary

Date Of Execution: 5 Aug 1774

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Chelmsford

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Friday, 5 August 1774                                      

Matthew Maguire found guilty on an indictment for a burglary in the dwelling house of John Burdock in the parish of West Ham on 5th March 1774:  stealing therefrom 116 lbs of mutton (valued at £2.7/-), 100 lbs of beef (valued at 30/-) and a hog’s head (valued at 2/6).