Leicestershire 1735 - 1799
In the period 1757 to 1799 there were 136 death sentences of which 29 were carried out.
In the years 1735 1756, 52 death sentences were commuted and a report of
1 execution has been found.
Name Crime Execution date
John Clarke Highway robbery March/April 1740
Probably hanged as he robbed mail coach
John Flawn Forgery S 15 August 1741
Abbott Lewin Murder wife W 26 March 1755
John Hall Murder of William Proudman W 26 July 1758
Thomas Castlebine & Murder of Edward Brown M 16 March 1761
Catherine Castlebine Murder of Edward Brown M 16 March 1761
(husband & wife)
Mathew Bott (73) Forgery S 9 April 1763
John Townsend Burglary S 9 April 1763
John Smith (Douglas) At large M 5 September 1763
James Earl Highway robbery M 27 March 1769
Samuel Beck Rape of Mary Payne M 27 March 1769
William Goosey Burglary S 3 April 1773
William Mee Murder wife M 24 March 1777
Elizabeth Johnson Murder her bastard child M 23 March 1778
Thomas Bunney & Burglary M 6 April 1778
William Wykes Burglary M 6 April 1778
James Ward Highway robbery M 1 April 1782
Richard Lewis Highway robbery M 8 April 1782
John Branson Highway robbery W 7 April 1784
John Colson Highway robbery W 7 April 1784
Abraham Shaw Burglary M 28 March 1785
John Browning & Burglary M 3 April 1786
John Jones Burglary M 3 April 1786
John Figures (19) Burglary S 8 April 1786
Thomas Torville (17) Horse theft S 8 April 1786
Thomas Roe Highway robbery M 12 April 1790
Edward Jones, Murder of Henry Hutchins M 21 March 1796
Matthew Riley & Murder of Henry Hutchins M 21 March 1796
Dennis Conray Murder of Henry Hutchins M 21 March 1796
Timothy Dunn Murder of Mary Lakin M 21 March 1796
George Davenport (19) Highway robbery M 28 August 1797
John Crowder Sheep theft M 13 August 1798