British Executions

William Farrer

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: highway robbery

Date Of Execution: 21 Aug 1747

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Chelmsford

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Friday, 21 August 1747 (Kentish Post)

William Farrer found guilty on an indictment for the highway robbery of Thomas Rolls in the parish of East Ham on 21st July 1747: robbing him of 4 Portuguese gold coins (each with a value of 36/-) and 45 other pieces of foreign gold coin, with a value of £15.