British Executions

Joseph Harrison

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: burglary

Date Of Execution: 21 Aug 1778

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Chelmsford

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Friday, 21 August 1778                                    

Joseph Harrison, William Pollard and Thomas Bright found guilty on an indictment for a burglary in the dwelling house of Thomas Porter in the parish of Barking on 16th February 1778: stealing therefrom a watch with silver cases (valued at £5), 2 pairs of silver shoe buckles (valued at 20/-), a silver tablespoon (valued at 10/-), 8 silver teaspoons (valued at 12/-), a pair of silver tea tongs (valued at 5/-), a silver punch ladle (valued at 6/-) and £25 in money numbered.