British Executions

James Smith

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: highway robbery

Date Of Execution: 26 Mar 1796

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Chelmsford

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Saturday, 26 March 1796                                 

John Jones (otherwise John Ingream) , aged 23, and James Smith, aged 27, found guilty on an indictment for the highway robbery of Sampson Eardley Eardley Esq. In the parish of Barking on 22nd June 1795: robbing him of a watch in a gold case (valued at £10),  a ribbon (valued at 1d), a key (valued at 1/-), an eyeglass (valued at 1/-) and 2 pistols (valued at £10.5/-).