British Executions

John Cunningham

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 18 Aug 1783

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Heavitree Gallows

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Monday, 18 August 1783 at Halldown, near Kingsteignton    (Exeter Flying Post)

John Cunningham (aged 16) guilty of the murder of John Pratt (otherwise James Pratt) at Plymouth Dock: strangling him with a whipcord.