British Executions

John Butcher

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: horse stealing

Date Of Execution: 21 Aug 1767

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Chelmsford

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Friday, 21 August 1767 (Ipswich Journal)

John Butcher found guilty on an indictment for stealing a bay gelding (valued at £3), the property of Joseph Gibling, in the parish of Braintree on 21st July 1767.  A reprieve was expected and the execution was delayed until the last possible moment. The reprieve arriving too late to prevent it.