British Executions

Richard Boyden

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: burglary

Date Of Execution: 29 Mar 1788

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Moor Heath/Old Heath, Shrewsbury

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Richard Boyden, aged 21, guilty of a burglary in the dwelling house of John Lee in the parish of Cheswardine on 10th December 1787: stealing therefrom 2 silk handkerchiefs (valued at 3/-), a pair of leather breeches (valued at 5/-), a pair of steel shoe buckles (valued at 4d), a linen frock (valued at 3/-), a cotton waistcoat (valued at 1/-) - the property of Samuel Lee;  a pair of cotton stockings (valued at 2/-), a silk handkerchief (valued at 1/-) and a velevret waistcoat (valued at 6/-) - the property of William Lee.