British Executions

Richard Smith

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: highway robbery

Date Of Execution: 9 May 1767

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Surrey

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Richard Smith (otherwise Richard Davis) found guilty on an indictment for the highway robbery of Henry Marsh in the parish of Putney on 18th July 1766: robbing him of a watch (valued at 40/-), 2 gold guineas and 6/- in money numbered. The Public Advertiser of 12th  reports the execution on the 9th: whereas the Kentish Post of the 13th to 16 reports it as taking place on the 11th.