British Executions

William Wooton

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 20 Mar 1780

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Heavitree Gallows

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Monday, 20 March 1780  (Exeter Flying Post)

William Wooton guilty of the murder of Patience and Molly Rundle.  After execution to be hanged in chains on Broadbury Down, Bratton Clovelly, near to the spot where he buried the buttons, purse and thimble he had stolen.  No newspaper report that he was or was not hanged in chains.