British Executions

Thomas Dodd

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: horse stealing

Date Of Execution: 11 May 1784

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Montgomery

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Tuesday, 11 May1784

Thomas Dodd (of the parish of Pool) in the parish of Castle Caereinion on 17 December 1783 stole a gelding (value £7) belonging to John Brookes: Also in the parish of Newtown on 11 October 1783 stole a mare (value £15) belonging to James Evans (WALES 4/192/7).

Shrewsbury Chronicle Saturday 24 April reports he was ordered for execution on Tuesday 27 April.  Shrewsbury Chronicle Saturday 1 May carries an "eye witness" account of his execution which report it retracts in its Saturday 8 May edition.  Finally on Saturday 22 May it reports "On Tuesday last the respite for Dodd expired and he was executed accordingly." NOTE "Last" does not necessarily mean the immediately preceding one.  He had been respited for a fortnight.

Montgomery QS papers Michaelmas 1784 show he was dieted to 10 May