British Executions

William Richards

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: horse stealing

Date Of Execution: 1 Apr 1737

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Moor Heath/Old Heath, Shrewsbury

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


William Richards (otherwise John Laby) guilty of stealing a black mare, the property of John Lucas, in the parish of Berrington on 6th August 1736.  Cost of dieting before execution 10/- i.e. 4 weeks. Executed.