British Executions

Jonathan Adams

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: house breaking

Date Of Execution: 5 Aug 1774

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Chelmsford

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Friday, 5 August 1774                                      

Jonathan Adams found guilty on an indictment for breaking into the dwelling house of Joseph Dyson in the parish of Nazeing on 19th October 1773; and stealing therefrom a pair of silver shoe buckles (valued at 10/-), a pair of stone buttons set in silver (valued at 1/-), a silver watch chain (valued at 5/-), 2 stone seals set in silver (valued at 2/-), a linen purse (value at 1d), 7 silver half crown pieces, 2 silver groats, a silver three penny piece, a silver two penny piece, a silver penny, a metal snuff box (valued at 1/-), a linen shirt (valued at  4/-) and a pair of buckskin breeches (value at 10/-).