British Executions

John Riley

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: burglary

Date Of Execution: 23 Aug 1783

Crime Location:

Execution Place: York

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


John Riley guilty of a burglary in the dwelling house of Peter Pollard in the parish of St Helen in the City of York on 10th June 1783: stealing therefrom a harden bag (valued at 2/-) and 380 yards of linen cloth (valued at £7), the property of George Metcalfe.  A city execution