Date Of Execution: 29 Jul 1782
Execution Place: Heavitree Gallows
Monday, 29 July 1782 (Exeter Flying Post)
Rebecca Downing guilty of Petit Treason, the murder of her master, Richard Jarvis. She was drawn to the place of execution and there burned after being hanged. This was the usual punishment for women convicted of murdering a superior (i.e. husband, master or mistress).