British Executions

Edward Higgins

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: burglary

Date Of Execution: 7 Nov 1767

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Carmarthenshire

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Saturday, 7 November 1767

Edward Higgins (of the parish of Winterbourne, Gloucestershire) on 26 June 1767 at about 12 o'clock at night in the parish of Laugharne burglariously entered the dwelling house of Dane Elizabeth Maude and stole a book entitled "Universal Pocket Book" (value 5/6) (WALES 4/738/6).    

He was hanged at Pensarn on Saturday 7 November.  In (C&iN) and (Gloucester Journal, Monday, 16th November)