British Executions

Richard Watkins


Sex: male

Crime: Burglary

Date Of Execution: 15 Aug 1778

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Reading

Method: hannging

Executioner: unknown


Saturday, 15 August 1778 (Bath Chronicle) Richard Watkins indicted for a burglary in the dwelling house of Elizabeth Sawyer in the parish of Coleshill on 29th June 1778: stealing therefrom a coffee mill (valued at 1/-), a pepper mill (valued at 1/-), 3 glass bottles (valued at 6d), a glass tumbler (valued at 3d), 2 stone jars (valued at 1/-), 2 iron keys (valued at 2d) and a tablecloth (valued at 6d).