British Executions

James Orwell

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 18 Jul 1796

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Chelmsford

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Monday, 18 July 1796

James Orwell found guilty on an indictment for the murder of Joseph Chiswell in the parish of Braintree: striking him on the right temple with an iron poker on 18th March 1796 and giving him a mortal wound of which he died on 27th March.