British Executions

Francis Martin

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: highway robbery

Date Of Execution: 28 Mar 1793

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Heavitree Gallows

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Thursday, 28 March 1793 at Halldown     (Exeter Flying Post)

Francis Martin (aged 30) guilty of the highway robbery of the post boy (a mail robbery).  After execution his body was  hanged in chains on the brow of Halldown looking towards Chudleigh.