British Executions

William Stephens

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: highway robbery

Date Of Execution: 21 Aug 1789

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Heavitree Gallows

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Friday, 21 August 1789  (Exeter Flying Post)

William Stephens (aged 34) guilty of the highway robbery of Thomas Tawton in the parish of  Hatherleigh on 4th May 1789: robbing him of a leather purse (valued at 1d), 72 gold guineas and 13/6 in other money.