British Executions

Lambert Reading

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: burglary

Date Of Execution: 5 Aug 1775

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Chelmsford

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Saturday, 5 August 1775

Lambert Reading found guilty on an indictment for a burglary in the dwelling house of John Conyers in the parish of Epping on 30th July 1775: stealing therefrom a large silver salver (valued at £100), 60 silver plates with gadrooned edges (valued at £300), 30 plain silver plates (value at £150), a silver tureen with cover (valued at £40), 5 small silver waiters (valued at £10), a silver salver gilt with gold (valued at £5), a square silver waiter (valued at £3), 2 large oval silver dishes (valued at £20), 2 large round silver dishes (valued at £20), a silver bread basket (valued at   £20), a silver tea kettle and lamp (valued at £10), an epergne (valued at £100), 2 large silver sauce boats (valued at £10), 2 silver extinguishers (valued at 10/-), 5 silver nozzles for candlesticks (valued at £30), 18 silver forks (valued at £15), 9 silver teaspoons (valued at £6), 4 silver gravy spoons (valued at £2), 12 silver skewers (valued at £3), a silver gravy strainer (valued at 10/-), 4 silver sauce spoons (valued at £2) and a silver pepper caster (valued at 20/-).