British Executions

Willam Dobson

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: burglary

Date Of Execution: 18 Mar 1785

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Chelmsford

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Friday, 18 March 1785 County Gaol, Moulsham, Chelmsford                      

John Godfrey, aged 30, and Willam Dobson, aged 28, found guilty on an indictment for a burglary in the dwelling house of Thomas Hubbard in the parish of Hatfield Peverel on 25th October 1784: stealing therefrom a printed cotton gown (valued at 15/-), a stuff gown (valued at 10/-), a linen handkerchief (valued at 1/-), a pair of linen sheets (valued at 2/6), 2 razors (valued at 1/-), a clasp knife (valued at 1d), another knife (valud at 1d) and a pair of worsted stockings (valued at 1/-).