British Executions

Robert Harper

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: house breaking

Date Of Execution: 8 Apr 1765

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Buckinghamshire

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Monday, 8 April 1765 (Sheriffs Cravings)

Robert Harper guilty of breaking in to the dwelling house of Joseph Hughes in the parish of Eton on 4th August 1764; and stealing therefrom a coat (valued at 5/-), a pair o leather breeches (valued at 5/-), a hat (valued at 12d),  2 linen shirts (valued at 5/-), a silver Coral (valued at 5/-), a pair of leather shoes (valued at 3/-), 2 metal buckles (valued at 2d), 2 linen aprons (valued at 2/-), half a peck loaf (valued at 10d), 1 lb. of cheese (valued at 3d), 2 razors (valued at 12d), scissors (valued at 6d), a pair of stockings (valued at 12d), 2 oz. of tea (valued at 6d), 1 lb. of sugar (valued at 6d) and 5/- in money, the property of Joseph Hughes; and a linen handkerchief (valued at 12d), the property of Sarah Hughes, spinster.