British Executions

Joseph Hainsworth

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: house breaking

Date Of Execution: 26 Jul 1799

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Chelmsford

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Friday, 26 July 1799

Christopher Trailing, aged 24, and Joseph Hainsworth found guilty on an indictment for breaking into the dwelling house of Joseph Downes in the parish of Rayleigh on 14th June 1799; and stealing therefrom a silver watch (valued at 40/-), a watch chain (valued at 5d), a watch key (valued at 1d) and 2 bacon hams, weighing 24 lbs (valued at 10/-).