British Executions

William Downey

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: highway robbery

Date Of Execution: 31 Jul 1761

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Heavitree Gallows

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Friday, 31 July 1761 (Western Flying Post)

Dennis Kennedy, William Downey, James Fox and Thomas Mercer guilty of the highway robbery of Susan, wife of James Tiddy: robbing her of a canvas pocket (valued at 3d), a gold half guinea and other goods and money.

Dennid Kenny (sic) was buried St Sidwell, Exeter on 31st July.