British Executions

John Ashbolt

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: highway robbery

Date Of Execution: 21 Sep 1783

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Exeter

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Friday, 21 September 1783 at Magdalen Road Gallows, Exeter. (Exeter Flying Post)

John Ashbolt and John Lee guilty of the highway robbery of  William Hepping and Robert Heard on 19th July 1783 about 1 mile from the city on the Crediton Road: robbing them of a watch and about 30/- in silver.