British Executions

John Ferris

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: highway robbery

Date Of Execution: 16 Mar 1774

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Gallows Hill, Ware Road, Hertford

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Wednesday, 16 March 1774 (Ipswich Journal - Saturday 26 March)           

John Ferris (otherwise John Cliff, otherwise John Cluff) found guilty of the highway robbery of Sampson Dickenson in the parish of Redbourn on 13th October 1773: robbing him of a watch (valued at 40/-) and 1 gold guinea.