British Executions

Richard Smith

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: house breaking

Date Of Execution: 5 Sep 1783

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Surrey

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Richard Smith, aged 41, found guilty on an indictment for breaking into the dwelling house of James Spicer in the parish of St Mary, Lambeth; and stealing therefrom a cloth coat (valued at 20/-), a satin waistcoat (valued at 5/-), a pair of cloth breeches (valued at 20/-), a silk gown (valued at 20/-), a tortoiseshell snuffbox inlaid with gold (valued at 1/-), 4 metal teaspoons (valued at 4d) and a pair of stone shoe buckles (valued at 2/-).