British Executions

Michael Whadcock

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: highway robbery

Date Of Execution: 22 Jul 1785

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Chelmsford

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Friday, 22 July 1785

Michael Whadcock, aged 37, William Moore, aged 18, and John Williamson (otherwise John Scott, otherwise John Robinson) , aged 17, found guilty on an indictment for the highway robbery of Thomas Humstead in the parish of West Ham on 16th April 1785: robbing him of a silver watch (valued at 40/-), a watch chain (valued at 6d), a watch key (valued at 1d), a watch seal (valued at 4d), a pair of silver shoe buckles valued at 15/-) and 5/6 in money numbered.