British Executions

William Short


Sex: male

Crime: Sacrilege

Date Of Execution: 16 Apr 1757

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Reading

Method: hannging

Executioner: unknown


Saturday, 16 April 1757 (Reading Mercury) William Short indicted for sacrilege: stealing a velvet table cloth (valued at ?5) and a velvet valence (valued at ?3), the property of the parishioners, in the parish church of St Lawrence, Reading on 4th September 1756.