British Executions

Richard Keen

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 16 Mar 1763

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Huntingdonshire

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Wednesday, 16 March 1763 (Cambridge Chronicle)

Richard Keen, aged 65, guilty of the murder of a stranger in Higney wood near Sawtry in 1759, beating his head and cutting his throat.  His body was ordered to be handed to the Surgeon of Huntingdon for dissection.