British Executions

George Benjamin Watts

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: return from transportation

Date Of Execution: 21 Aug 1797

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Surrey

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


George Benjamin Watts (otherwise George Chambers, otherwise Burton Wood) found guilty on an indictment for being at large in the Kingdom, having been sentenced to transportation at the Middlesex Sessions on 1 July 1795 for a theft in St James, Camberwell on 6th June 1795.  He was also found found guilty on an indictment for the highway robbery of George May in the parish of Sutton on 25th May 1797: robbing him 2 gold guineas, 1 gold half-guinea, 4 silver shillings and 1 silver sixpence.  He was sentenced on the former indictment.