British Executions

John Wilson

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: burglary

Date Of Execution: 15 Sep 1739

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Carlisle

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


John Wilson guilty of a burglary in the Mansion House of Jonathan Fisher in the parish of  Crosthwaite between the hours of ten and two o’clock on the night of 5 May 1739.  The indictment accuses him of stealing linen cloth to the value of 20 shillings.  He was also indicted for the burglary of the dwelling of William Pearson in Bride Kirk and stealing 6 yards of linen valued at 6 shillings.