British Executions

John Winworth

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: highway robbery

Date Of Execution: 19 Aug 1774

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Heavitree Gallows

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Friday, 19 August 1774  (Exeter Flying Post)

John Winworth (otherwise Jones) guilty of the highway robbery of Abraham Levi: robbing him of 2 watches in silver cases and boxes (valued at £5) and other goods.  James Barker convicted of the same crime and due to hang with him committed suicide in gaol the night before execution.