Crime: house breaking
Date Of Execution: 17 Aug 1787
Execution Place: Heavitree Gallows
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).