British Executions

Robert Hazlitt

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: highway robbery

Date Of Execution: 18 Sep 1770

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Durham

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Tuesday. 18 September 1770 (Newcastle Journal)

Robert Hazlitt (otherwise William Hudson) guilty of the highway robbery of Margaret Banson in the parish of Gateshead on 6th August 1770: robbing her of a gold half guinea.  Also guilty of the highway robbery of William Roper in the same parish and on the same day of a leather portmanteau (valued at 5/-) and 3 leather bags (valued at 3/-), the property of the King (a mail robbery).  After execution his body was hanged in chains on Gateshead Fell.