British Executions

John Smith

Age: 19

Sex: male

Crime: house breaking

Date Of Execution: 29 Mar 1788

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Cambridgeshire

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Saturday, 29 March 1788 (Cambridge Chronicle) John Smith, aged 19, with William Horsford, aged 17 (reprieved), guilty of breaking into the dwelling house of in the parish of Gamlingay. Smith was buried at Chesterton on 30th March 1788.