British Executions

John Wilson

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 8 Aug 1735

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Rushmere

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


John Bigg, aged 21, and John Wilson, aged, 36 guilty of the murder of William Cam, a dragoon: shooting him at Hadleigh onn 18th April 1735.  They were members of the Hadleigh Gang of smugglers attempting to re-take smuggled goods from the Excise.