British Executions

John Richards

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 24 Mar 1788

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Heavitree Gallows

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Monday, 24 March 1788  (Exeter Flying Post)

William Smith and John Richards guilty of the murder of Philip Smith between Plymouth and Dock.  After execution their bodies were ordered to be hanged in chains at Stonehurst (or Stonehouse?)Creek near Stoke Church wall.  They were accordingly gibbeted on Wednesday, 26 March.