British Executions

Owen David

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: burglary

Date Of Execution: 3 May 1785

Crime Location:

Execution Place: unknown

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown



Owen Davidlate of the parish of Bodedern in the county of Anglesea on 18 December 1784 burgled the house of John Davies in the parish of Llanuwchllyn and stole therefrom of the goods of John Davies:-

    17 yards of Irish linen value        20/-

    20 yards of Cheyiu ??????           15/-

    21 yards of Fustian                      20/-

    20 yards of Pillow fustian           20/-

   173 pieces of handkerchiefs         £8

    22 pieces of ribbon                      20/-

     8 pieces of tape                            4/-

     4 razors                                        1/-

     9 small-toothed combs                 1/-

     1 pair of boots                              3/-

     1 leather bridle                             2d

     3 knives                                        6d

    12 pieces of copper money

        called halfpennies                     6d

(WALES 4/303/3).

The sentence passed was that he should be hanged on 3 May 1785.  The Quarter Sessions papers record he was kept in gaol until 3 May (two other prisoners convicted at the same time of non-capital crimes were kept in gaol  till at least 15 July) when he disappears from the records.  I have not traced either a respite or a reprieve.