British Executions

John Ashley

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: horse stealing

Date Of Execution: 3 Sep 1785

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Gallows Lane, Presteigne

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Saturday, 3 September 1785

John Ashley, weaver, on 27 December 1784 in the parish of Llanelwedd stole a horse (value 20/-) the property of Thomas Williams. (WALES 4/529/4).

Quarter Sessions 5.10.85: "Paid £2.2.- to Evan Morgan  (Chaplain ?) for attending convict before his execution."

Hereford Journal 8.9.85 "not above 30; hanged Saturday last"

Shrewsbury Chronicle  Hanged Saturday 3 September.

St Andrew's Presteigne Register "Buried 3 September."