British Executions

John Grimslade

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 Grimslade (aged 22) guilty of the murder of the Rev. Gilbert Yard.

They were brought from the County gaol at 9.30 in the morning to Halldown, where they were hanged at 2 o’clock in the afternoon.