British Executions

John Sparrow

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: highway robbery

Date Of Execution: 24 Mar 1786

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Chelmsford

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Friday, 24 March 1786                                     

John Sparrow, aged 32, and John Wells, aged 22, found guilty on an indictment for the highway robbery of Edward Edwards in the parish of Epping on 22nd December 1785: robbing him of a canvas bag (valued at 1d) and £10 in money numbered.