British Executions

Edward Smith

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

Edward Smith, aged 40, found guilty on an indictment for the highway robbery of Mary, wife of Joseph Carder, in the parish of Southminster on 6th May 1785: robbing her of a check linen apron (valued at 18d), 2 linen pockets (valued at 6d), a gold guinea and 12/- in money numbered.