Kent 1735 - 1799
 
870 death sentences led to 308 confirmed executions plus 14 probable ones.  
All executions took place on Pennenden Heath, Maidstone unless otherwise stated
 
Assize date Name Crime Execution date
1735 - 4 executions  
Tu. 11 March William Flippit (Fidzar)  Burglary  Th. 27 March
" Robert Jones         Burglary Th. 27 March
" William Allbone         Stole in dwelling house Th. 27 March
" Robert Skelton Stole in dwelling house Th. 27 March
 
1736 - 7 executions  
Tu. 16 March John Stott               Burglary Th.  1 April
" William Aldem           Highway robbery Th.  1 April
" William Fiske           Highway robbery Th.  1 April
" Henry Dennis            Horse theft Th.  1 April
M 16 August David Anderson          Highway robbery                    Th. 2 September
" William Jones Highway robbery Th. 2 September
" William White Horse theft Th. 2 September
 
1737 - 7 executions  
Tu. 8 March John Curtis             Murder of his wife, Elizabeth Th. 24 March
Tu. 26 July Margaret Wickes         Murder of Lydia Fagg (18 mths) Th. 18 August
" John Wright             Highway robbery Th. 18 August
" John Jones              Housebreaking Th. 18 August
" Thomas Smith            Horse theft  Th. 18 August
" Thomas Ward             Horse theft  Th. 18 August
" John Lucas              Horse theft  Th. 18 August
 
1738 - 3 executions  
Tu. 7 March John Smith              Murder of John Brown F 24 March
Tu. 7 March Thomas Jones    Burglary Th. 10 August
" Henry Gorely     Burglary Th. 10 August
 
1739 - 6 executions  
Tu. 13 March Francis Walker  Highway robbery Th. 29 March
" Henry Hubbart  &             Highway robbery Th. 29 March
" William Harris      Highway robbery Th. 29 March
" Stephen Diaper          Murder Th. 29 March
" Anthony Bowers    Burglary Th. 29 March
Tu. 14 August Thomas White            Burglary Th. 30 August
 
1740 - 3 executions  
M 17 March John Smith              Horse theft  Th.  3 April
Tu. 22 July John Underdowne         Highway robbery Th.  7 August
" John Rock               Procure to enlist abroad Th.  7 August
 
1741 - 2 executions  
Tu. 10 March John Scoones            Highway robbery Th. 26 March
" William Bennett    Burglary Th. 26 March
   
1742 - 3 confirmed executions, plus 4 probable as no reprieves traced  
M 15 March William Pullen          Sheep theft Th.  1 April 
" John Larner             Horse theft  ??/April
" Thomas Corkram          Sheep theft ??/April
Tu. 3 August Henry Mayne             Horse theft  ??/August
" Benjamin Clarke         Murder of his wife and daughter ??/August
" John Butcher            Sheep theft ??/August
" Thomas Nash             Murder of his wife, Mary ??/August
 
1743 - 1 execution  
W 16 March John Ransom             Horse theft Th. 7 April
 
1744 - No confirmed executions, but 4 probable as no reprieves traced  
M 12 March John Austin            Highway robbery Unknown
" Thomas Whiting          Highway robbery Unknown
" Edward Lewin &    Highway robbery Unknown
" Joseph Smith        Highway robbery Unknown
 
1745 - 2 executions  
M 5 August Richard Cooper          Highway robbery Th. 22 August
" Richard Goodwin         Murder of Frances Jackson Th. 22 August
 
1746 - 5 executions  
M 17 March Edward Tabraham       Burglary Th.  3 April
" John Wood            Burglary Th.  3 April
" Thomas Smee             Murder of Thomas Hooper Th.  3 April
" John Price &         Burglary Th.  3 April
" Henry Griffin   Burglary Th.  3 April
 
1747 - 1 execution  
M 30 March Joseph Barker           At large Th. 23 Apr
 
1748 - 6 executions  
M 21 March Francis Herbert         Murder of Hugh Bainbridge  Th. 14 April
" Lockland Kelly          Burglary Th. 14 April
" William Hartnup         Stole uncustomed goods Th. 14 April
Tu. 9 August Thomas Foreman          Murder of Thomas Ward Th.  1 September
" John Dodd               H/T counterfeiting Th.  1 September
" William Potter          Smuggling uncustomed goods Th.  1 September
 
1749 - 9 executions  
M 6 March Thomas Potter           Horse theft Th. 30 March
" William Briggs &   Burglary Th. 30 March
" James Bartlett     Burglary Th. 30 March
" Stephen Diprose         Robbery in a  dwelling house Th. 30 March
" Richard Watson          Highway robbery Th. 30 March
" Samuel Ealing &   Highway robbery Th. 30 March
" John Davids        Highway robbery Th. 30 March
M 24 July John Church             Murder of his wife, Martha Th. 10 August
" James Tobee          Illegal exporting Th. 10 August
 
1750 - 9 executions  
M 19 March John Collington & Arson S   7  April
" John Stone          Arson S   7  April
" John Williams           Burglary S   7  April
" Francis Foster       Highway robbery S   7  April
Tu. 31 July Richard Gibson          Horse theft  Th. 23 August
" William Pierpont     Uttering Th. 23 August
" John Ogleby             Murder of William Wooden Th. 23 August
" Edward Flanaghan Procure to enlist abroad Th. 23 August
" Thomas Bourke     Procure to enlist abroad Th.  6 September
 
1751 - 7 executions  
M 18 March Peter Furlonger        Highway robbery Th. 11 April
" Darby Hurley  &   Highway robbery Th. 11 April
" Francis Conner  Highway robbery Th. 11 April
" Ann Smith              Murder of her female bastard Th. 11 April
" George Steed            Highway robbery Th. 11 April
M 5 August Sarah Meredith          Highway robbery Th. 22 August
" John Payne              Horse theft  Th. 22 August
 
1752 - 10 executions  
M 16 March Christopher Ryley       Highway robbery Th.  2 April
" Dennis Doyle            Shot at Th.  2 April
" William Sawyer,    Murder of James Hastrich Th.  2 April
" Abraham Mulliner & Murder of James Hastrich Th.  2 April
" Thomas Devail     Murder of James Hastrich Th.  2 April
" Elizabeth Sparks       Highway robbery Th.  2 April
" John Grace              Murder of his wife, Mary             F   3 April
  Hanged at Hooe Common, afterwards in chains there  
W 29 July James Rainshaw          Burglary Th. 13 August
" William Hatfield        At large Th. 13 August
" George Jennings         Housebreaking Th. 13 August
 
1753 - 5 executions  
M 19 March John Downs &     Highway robbery Th.  5 April
" Edward Shores  Highway robbery Th.  5 April
" John Reeves             Highway robbery Th.  5 April
" William Rimes & Burglary Th.  5 April
" John Catt           Burglary Th.  5 April
 
1754 - 7 executions  
M 18 March John Humphrey           Horse theft  Th.  4 April
" John Slandice           Horse theft  Th.  4 April
" John Night              Horse theft  Th.  4 April
" George Foot             Highway robbery Th.  4 April
" John Thompson           Highway robbery Th. 16 May
Tu. 13 August John Hardy (Lee)        Horse theft  Th. 29 August
" John Smith              Horse theft Th. 29 August
 
1755 - 1 execution  
M 17 March William Clements        Horse theft Th.  3 April
 
1756 - 4 executions  
M 22 March Ann Lance               Murder of her male bastard M  29 March
" John Simmonds           Stole in dwelling house Th.  8 April
M 9 August Thomas Wilson           Murder of his wife, Alice S  14 August
" John Lander             Murder of William Forster M  16 August
 
1757 - 1 execution  
Tu. 29 March Thomas Hill             Rape of Mary Bridger Th. 14 April
 
1758 - 5 executions  
M 20 March William Moore            Murder of Richard Moore M  27 March
  Hanged in chains after execution  
" Thomas Cavendish        Murder of Thomas Marther M  27 March
" William Page       Highway robbery Th.  6 April
" John Burks              Burglary Th.  6 April
M 17 July Jonathan Merritt        Sheep theft Th.  3 August
 
1759 - 3 executions  
M 19 March Simon Blunt             Burglary Th.  5 April
" James Lucas Boyd        Highway robbery Th.  5 April
M 30 July Francis Walker          Highway robbery Th. 16 August
 
1760 - No executions  
 
1761 - 4 executions  
M 16 March Jean Baptiste Pickard   Murder of William Bassack       W  25 March
" John Dastier            Forgery Th.  2 April
Tu. 14 July John Daly               Forgery Th. 30 July
" Robert Hume             Procure to personate Th. 30 July
 
1762 - 3 executions  
M 29 March John Wyborne            Burglary Th. 15 April
" Archibald Glass         Procure to personate Th. 15 April
" Margaret Terry (Ramsey) Personate Th. 15 April
 
1763 - 3 executions  
M 18 July Richard Allen &    Highway robbery Th.  4 August
" John Smith          Highway robbery Th.  4 August
" William Hirkey          Highway robbery Th.  4 August
 
1764 - 8 executions  
M 19 March John Welch              Highway robbery Th.  5 April
" Robert Stevenson        Housebreaking Th.  5 April
" Dennis O'Brien          Horse theft Th.  5 April
" Timothy Rearden         Personate Th.  5 April
" William Flinton         Sodomy  Th.  5 April
" Thomas Page             Highway robbery Th.  5 April
M 13 August John Hughes             Highway robbery  Th. 30 August
" James Clark             Forgery Th. 30 August
 
1765 - 4 confirmed executions, plus 2 reported as executed and reprieved.  
M 18 March William Jones,     Highway robbery               Th.  4 April
" William Munro &   Highway robbery               Th.  4 April
" Robert Wood     Highway robbery               Th.  4 April
M 29 July Thomas Rogers             Highway robbery Th. 28 November
" John King             Highway robbery        Rep or Th. 28 November
" Samuel Matthews  Highway robbery        Rep or Th. 28 November
 
1766 - 11 executions  
M 10 March Thomas Dowdney          Aiding murder of John Fletcher S  15 March
" Thomas Molloy       At large after jail break S  15 March
" William Godfrey      At large after jail break S  15 March
" John Jordan                At large after jail break S  15 March
" James M'Donald      At large after jail break S  15 March
" William Perry          At large after jail break S  15 March
" Thomas Magee            Personate Th. 27 March
" Joseph Mercer           Highway robbery Th. 27 March
M 21 July Thomas Taylor           Murder of James Bulfill F  25 July
" Richard Ingram          Horse theft Th.  7 August
" Duke Lee Jr.             Horse theft Th.  7 August
 
1767 - 3 executions  
M 10 August William Thomas & Highway robbery Th. 27 August
" Joseph Budd         Highway robbery Th. 27 August
" James Howard            Highway robbery Th. 17 September
 
1768 - 5 executions  
M 14 March Robert Knight          Highway robbery Th. 31 March
" Mark Jefferies Stole in dwelling house Th. 31 March
M 25 July Main Allen & Highway robbery Th. 11 August
" Thomas Hughes Highway robbery Th. 11 August
" John Knock             Arson Th. 11 August
 
1769 - 4 executions  
M 6 March Solomon Moscow          Highway robbery Th. 23 March
" Joseph Hammond  Highway robbery Th. 23 March
M 17 July Susannah Lott  & P/T murder of husband John F  21 July
" Benjamin Bush  Murder of John Lott F  21 July
  Susannah Lott was burned at the stake  
 
1770 - 2 executions  
M 9 April John Wells              Highway robbery Th. 26 April
" Thomas Hues             At large Th. 26 April
 
1771 - 2 confirmed executions, plus 1 reported as executed and reprieved.  
M 25 March Isaac Merrifield        Highway robbery          Rep or Th. 11 April
" John Swan               Forgery Th. 11 April
M 15 July John Turner             Murder of his wife, Elizabeth F  19 July
 
1772 - 3 executions  
M 23 March Thomas Theobald         Mail robbery Th.  9 April
" Philip Page            Burglary Th.  9 April
M 3 August William Youson     Highway robbery Th. 20 August
 
1773 - 1 execution  
M 2 August James Gardner           Highway robbery Th. 19 August
 
1774 - No executions  
 
1775 - 3 executions  
M 20 March John Packer             Highway robbery Th.  6 April
M 7 August Susan Bran              Murder of her male bastard  F  11 August
" Stephen Barrow          Murder of his wife, Mary F  11 August
 
1776 - 7 executions  
M 11 March Margaret Ryan           P/T murder of her husband, Patrick       M  18 March
  Burned at the stake  
" Charles Underwood       Highway robbery Th. 28 March
" William Fitzsimmons     Highway robbery Th. 28 March
" John Giles            Highway robbery Th. 28 March
M 29 July Thomas Langford         Murder of Mary Missing F   2 August
" John Reynolds           Bestiality Th. 15 August
" Matthew M'Mahon       Highway robbery Th. 15 August
 
1777 - 1 execution  
M 17 March William Frankland       Highway robbery Th.  3 April
 
1778 - 1 execution  
M 9 March James Elliott           Forgery Th. 26 March 
 
1779 - 3 executions  
Tu. 9 March Thomas Pierrepont  Burglary Th. 25 March
" John Pierrepont    Burglary Th. 25 March
" Charles Waterman Highway robbery Th. 25 March
 
1780 - 4 confirmed executions, plus 1 possible  
M 13 March John Knight jr          Murder of John Aiken            S  18 March
  Hanged in chains near Boston Hill, Whitstable  
M 7 August William Roalfe           Murder of Richard Barker F  11 August
" Robert Butler           Murder of James Nelson S  12 August
" John Mackonegal         Highway robbery Unknown
" William Henry Turton    Murder of Charles Gutherson     Th. 10 September
 
1781 - 7 executions  
M 12 March Richard Green & Burglary Th. 29 March
" John Scott        Burglary Th. 29 March
" William Deacon Highway robbery Th. 29 March
" Henry King             Highway robbery Th. 29 March
M 6 August William Parker          Rape of Elizabeth Cooper Th. 23 August
" John Porter & Highway robbery Th. 23 August
" Patrick Waldren  Highway robbery Th. 23 August
 
1782 - 5 executions  
M 11 March George Draper &    Highway robbery  Th. 28 March
" Charles Draper      Highway robbery  Th. 28 March
" Jane Whiting            Murder of Hannah Fennell M  18 March
" John Carter          Highway robbery              S  6 April
M 22 July Charles Storey          Highway robbery F  26 July
 
1783 - 9 executions  
M 10 March John M'Kennon           Murder of William Whitehead M  17 March
" John Cramp             Murder of his wife, Lucy M  17 March
" Richard Adams &    Burglary Th. 27 March
" Joseph Bailey Burglary Th. 27 March
" William Johnson         Burglary Th. 27 March
" Bartholomew Heley Burglary Th. 27 March
M 11 August John Gorham             Highway robbery Th. 28 August
" John Maddion           Highway robbery Th. 28 August
" William Steel Highway robbery              Th.  4 September
 
1784 - 10 executions  
M 15 March John Huntly             Murder of his wife, Elizabeth  M  22 March
" Martin Laas             Murder of Mary Bax M  22 March
" William Ray             Burglary Th.  1 April
" William Sharp           Highway robbery Th.  1 April
" George M'Gill           Highway robbery Th.  1 April
" Joseph Burrell      Highway robbery Th.  1 April
" Richard Squinton Highway robbery Th.  1 April
M 2 August William Rigg            Burglary Th. 19 August
" John Morris             Housebreaking Th. 19 August
" Joseph Hinton           Highway robbery Th. 19 August
 
1785 - 15 confirmed executions plus 1 possible (Saul Checkfield) as no reprieve traced.
M 14 March John Lawder  &       Burglary Th. 31 March
" William Strange     Burglary Th. 31 March
" Thomas Hutchinson     Burglary Th. 31 March
" George Norely           Highway robbery Th. 31 March
" David Williams          Burglary Th. 31 March
" John Harrow  &      Highway robbery Th. 31 March
" Thomas Outridge  Highway robbery Th. 31 March
" Thomas Pellatt          Horse theft Th. 31 March
" William Beadle    Highway robbery Th. 31 March
" Saul Checkfield Highway robbery Unknown
M 11 July William Pretlove        Highway robbery Th. 28 July
" Thomas Norris           Housebreaking Th. 28 July
" George Robinson         Burglary Th. 28 July
" William Holmes & Highway robbery Th. 28 July
" Robert Collyer      Highway robbery Th. 28 July
" Seeligmann Alexander     Highway robbery Th.  4 August
 
1786 - 18 executions  
M 13 March Manley Williams         Rape of Sarah Lucas Th. 30 March
" Leonard Sullivan        Highway robbery Th. 30 March
" James Reilly            Highway robbery Th. 30 March
" John Hutchings Highway robbery Th. 30 March
" Samuel Coulson          Highway robbery Th. 30 March
" William Staggs &   Burglary Th. 30 March
" John Marsham     Burglary Th. 30 March
" Samuel Foster & Burglary Th. 30 March
" Richard White Burglary Th. 30 March
" Michael Flanaghan       Stole on river Th. 30 March
" James Waite  &           Robbery Th. 30 March
" Thomas Wainwright  Robbery Th. 30 March
M 31 July John Williams           Murder of Mary Savin S   5 August
" William Oliver,    Highway robbery Th. 17 August
" Joseph Bagley  &     Highway robbery Th. 17 August
" John Williams       Highway robbery Th. 17 August
" William Hutton          Housebreaking Th. 17 August
" John Thomas Wells          Shot at Th. 31 August
 
1787 - 9 executions  
M 19 March Robert Hurst        Sheep theft Th.  5 April
" Roger Hambrose          Highway robbery Th.  5 April
" Robert Newman           Highway robbery Th.  5 April
" John Harbour            Sheep theft Th.  5 April
" John Round              Highway robbery Th.  5 April
" William Rayner  & Highway robbery Th.  5 April
" Nicholas Cousins Highway robbery Th.  5 April
" Thomas Thorpe           Horse theft F  13 April
M 30 July John Rooke              Personate Th. 16 August
 
1788 - 1 execution  
M 17 March William Tomkins         Housebreaking Th.  3 April
 
1789 - 6 executions  
M 16 March Joseph Pasmore          Arson                         Th.  2 April
  May have been hanged at Butt End, Deptford  
" William Wood            Highway robbery Th.  2 April
" John Smith              Highway robbery Th.  2 April
" Edward James &    Burglary Th.  2 April
" Henry Alexander    Burglary Th.  2 April
M 27 July William Roberts         Highway robbery Tu. 25 August
 
1790 - 3 executions  
M15 March George Clarke           Burglary Th.  1 April
" Thomas Willard          Burglary Th.  1 April
M 19 July William Hussey          Highway robbery Th.  5 August
 
1791 - 4 executions  
M 14 March George Brown            Highway robbery Th. 31 March
M 8 August Thomas Godfrey          Stole in dwelling house Th. 25 August
" James Philips           Highway robbery Th. 25 August
" Thomas Hines            Forgery Th. 25 August
 
1792 - 6 executions  
M 12 March Thomas Smith            Shot at Th. 29 March
M 30 July Charles Catt            Housebreaking Th. 16 August
" John Cooke &      Highway robbery Th. 16 August
" Robert Dawson    Highway robbery Th. 16 August
" John Boohy               At large Th. 16 August
" Thomas Mulley           Horse theft Th. 16 August
 
1793 - 8 executions  
M 11 March Richard Eston     Highway robbery Th. 28 March
" William Turpin   Highway robbery Th. 28 March
" John Harris,   Highway robbery Th. 28 March
" George Beck  & Highway robbery Th. 28 March
" William Betts  Highway robbery Th. 28 March
M 15 July Ambrose Ward &   Highway robbery Th.  1 August
" William Collins   Highway robbery Th.  1 August
" James Lloyd             Housebreaking Th.  1 August
 
1794 - 2 executions  
M 11 August Samuel Ward & Horse theft Th. 28 August
" Robert Curtis         Horse theft Th. 28 August
 
1795 - 1 execution  
W 18 March Richard Chapman         Murder of John Winder M  23 March
 
1796 - 2 executions  
M 18 July John Clark              Murder of Elizabeth Mann F  22 July
" William Clark      Highway robbery  Th.  4 August
 
1797 - 6 executions  
W 15 March Elizabeth Amos  (19)       Murder of her husband, Stephen M  20 March
" William Piper           Highway robbery Th. 30 March
" Thomas Sewins           Highway robbery Th. 30 March
" Joseph Godden           Housebreaking Th. 30 March
M 31 July John Stanford           Murder of James Buchanan F   4 August
" John Alderson      Burglary Th. 17 August
 
1798 - 8 executions  
M 12 March William Jones           Horse theft Th. 29 March
" Thomas Faulknor  & Highway robbery Th. 29 March
" Matthew Stacey     Highway robbery Th. 29 March
" James Savage &           At large Th. 29 March
" Barnabas Egan            At large Th. 29 March
" George How             Sheep theft Th. 29 March
Tu. 10 April James O'Coigley High Treason Th  7 April
  Drawn to his execution and beheaded afterwards  
M 23 July Edward Dawson           Murder of John Matthew F  27 July
 
1799 - 5 confirmed executions, plus 1 possible (Thomas Bowles for sodomy)  
M 11 March Sarah Williams          Murder of her female bastard  M  18 March
" James Pimbleton Burglary Th. 28 March
" Thomas Austen           Highway robbery Th. 28 March
M 15 July Stephen Pott            Murder of Jesse Tanton S  20 July
" Philip Keating          Murder of Lt. Col. Peter Shadwell S  20 July
" Thomas Bowles     Sodomy                         Rep or S   3 August