British Executions

John Staines

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: burglary

Date Of Execution: 22 Aug 1783

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Chelmsford

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Friday, 22 August 1783

John Staines, aged 22, found guilty on an indictment for a burglary in the dwelling house of John Martin in the parish of Debden on 2nd June 1783: stealing therefrom a silk gown (valued at 5/-), a white linen gown (valued at 5/-), 2 linen tablecloths (valued at 5/-), 2 damask breakfast cloths (valued at 3/-), 3 linen sheets (value at 15/-), 2 pairs of linen pillowcases (valued at 1/-), a black silk handkerchief (value at 1/-), 6 linen clouts (valued at 3/-) and 3 other linen clouts (valued at 18d).