Lincolnshire 1735 - 1799
In the years 1735 1756, 88 death sentences were commuted and reports of
26 executions have been found.
In the period 1757 to 1799 there were 243 death sentences passed of which 69 were carried out.
Name Crime Execution date
Robert Lidgard Horse theft ??/March 1736
John Thompson Burglary F 18 March 1737
Thomas Dixon Burglary F 17 March 1738
William Marshall Highway robbery F 17 March 1738
William Lomas Horse theft F 23 March 1739
Thomas Sharp Horse theft F 23 March 1739
Joseph Binge Burglary F 23 March 1739
William Dykes Murder ??/May 1739
Thomas Brown Privately stealing ??/August 1739
John Stovegrove Housebreaking ??/July 1740
William Lewin Housebreaking ??/March 1741
Henry Ginn Highway robbery ??/March 1742
William Tyler Murder ??/March 1742
Hanged at Spalding and afterwards in chains at Pinchbeck drainside
Clay Lee Sheep theft ??/August 1742
Peter Brown Privately stealing ??/August 1742
Jeremiah Buxton Murder ??/March 1746
Mary Johnson P/T murder of husband ??/April 1747
Burned at the stake
William Lyon Murder of his wife ??/April 1747
Barnaby Freeman Highway robbery ??/April 1747
William Burton Stealing in a shop ??/August 1748
John Wood Sheep theft ??/August 1748
Thomas Skegg Highway robbery F 9 Aug 1751
John Bellamy Horse theft ??/March 1752
Edward Walker Sheep theft ??/March 1753
Timothy Raven Sodomy or bestiality F 16 August 1754
Richard Austin Horse theft ??/August 1756
Thomas Brown Murder W 28 March 1759
Hanged in chains at Ancholm Corner near Spital
Thomas Hill At large F 26 March 1762
Daniel Ryan Murder of John Butterton ??/August 1762
Hanged on Lincoln City gallows.
Thomas Nicholson Highway robbery ??/March 1765
William Fenwick Burglary F 9 August 1765
Mary Davy Murder of Mary Kemp ??/March 1766
P/T murder - not known if Davy was burnt.
George Dalton Burglary ??/July 1766
John Baker Housebreaking F 14 Aug 1767
Philip Heaton (Hooton) Murder of Samuel Stockton M 6 March 1769
Hanged in chains on Surfleet Common
James Kearney Murder of Robert Harrold Th. 2 August 1770
William Moore At large F 27 August 1773
Hanged on Lincoln City gallows.
John Lyon Highway robbery F 24 March 1775
William Farmery (21) Murder of his mother F 4 August 1775
James Lee Burglary F 21 March 1777
Henry Atkinson Murder of his infant child F 18 July 1777
Thomas Ham Highway robbery F 25 July 1777
Robert Blades Highway robbery F 20 March 1778
Edward Dowson Highway robbery F 20 March 1778
Jonathan Bennett Horse theft F 15 March 1782
Edward Johnson Forgery F 15 March 1782
John Storey Arson F 2 August 1782
Edward Perplar H/T counterfeiting F 22 August 1783
William Dale H/T counterfeiting F 22 August 1783
Thomas Wood Housebreaking F 19 March 1784
Richard Bull Sheep theft F 19 March 1784
Robert Downing Housebreaking F 19 March 1784
William Davidson (Dawson) Housebreaking F 19 March 1784
William Wright Housebreaking F 6 August 1784
Richard Dennis Highway robbery F 6 August 1784
Patience Elsom Arson F 12 November 1784
William Houldsworth Highway robbery F 18 March 1785
Michael Harrison Horse theft F 18 March 1785
George Huntingdon Cattle theft F 18 March 1785
Thomas Rawson Housebreaking F 18 March 1785
Jonathan Warner Sheep theft F 18 March 1785
John Wright Sheep theft F 18 March 1785
John Palmerson Cattle theft F 18 March 1785
John Hudson Highway robbery F 18 March 1785
William Ligburn Highway robbery F 18 March 1785
Thomas Golling Burglary F 29 July 1785
John Smith Horse theft F 29 July 1785
Joseph Wilkinson Murder of his child Th. 16 March 1786
Henry Knowles (18) Sheep theft F 24 March 1786
Stephen Tarr Cattle theft F 24 March 1786
John Curtis Housebreaking F 12 May 1786
George Roberts Sheep theft F 11 August 1786
Hanged on Lincoln City gallows.
William Rawby Murder of Ann Leary (13) F 16 March 1787
Thomas Dickenson Sheep theft F 23 March 1787
John Wilson Murder of William Mason F 14 March 1788
George Bennett Horse theft F 21 March 1788
William Mitchison Hardy Horse theft F 21 March 1788
John Smith Street robbery F 21 March 1788
Francis Acred Horse theft F 21 March 1788
William Nettleship Highway robbery F 27 March 1789
William Ward Housebreaking F 27 March 1789
George Kilpike Highway robbery F 27 March 1789
John George Horse theft F 7 August 1789
John Ward Robbery F 19 March 1790
Thomas Rowell Sheep theft F 30 July 1790
William Burder Murder of William Harrington F 11 March 1791
John Robson Horse theft F 18 March 1791
William Campbell Forgery F 19 August 1791
Jonathan Betts Horse theft F 19 August 1791
Ralph Smith Murder of Gentle Sutton F 16 March 1792
Hanged in chains at Frampton
John Cocking Sheep theft F 23 March 1792
John Dinney Housebreaking F 29 August 1794
Edward Coxon Highway robbery F 22 July 1796
Elizabeth Brockleby P/T murder of husband F 17 March 1797
Thomas Newman Highway robbery F 6 April 1798