British Executions

John Colby

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: highway robbery

Date Of Execution: 5 Apr 1754

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Heavitree Gallows

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Friday, 5 April 1754

John Colby (otherwise John Collins) guilty of the highway robbery of Mary Smith near the “Rolling Pin and Choppng Knife” on the Homiton Road: robbing her of a purse, £4.5.3 in money numbered and a spring knife.