British Executions

John Piper

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: house breaking

Date Of Execution: 17 Aug 1787

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Heavitree Gallows

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Friday, 17 August 1787  (Exeter Flying Post)

John Piper (aged 21) guilty of breaking into the dwelling house of William Clay in the parish of Petrockstowe (Padstow) on 25th June 1787; and stealing therefrom 16 yards of cotton and other goods (valued at £4.2.1d).