British Executions

Richard Williams

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: burglary

Date Of Execution: 1 May 1786

Crime Location:

Execution Place: unknown

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Monday, 1 May 1786 (circa)

Richard Williams in the parish of Henllan on 21 August 1785 burglariously entered the dwelling house of Bell Lloyd and Edward Lloyd at 12 at night and stole therefrom 12 silver table spoons (value £3); 12 silver handled knives (value 6/-); 12 silver handled forks (value 4/-); a black handled sword (value 1/-); 2 pistols (value 6/-) a pair of leather garters (value 6d); and the brass cap of an inkstand (value 1d) all the property of Edward Lloyd; ALSO a light drab coloured woollen cloth riding coat (value 1/-) the property of John Roberts;  ALSO one red cloth coat the property of Barbarah Jones (WALES 4/61/3).

Shrewsbury Chronicle Friday 21 April reports the end of the Denbigh Session and that RW was ordered for execution on Monday (which, not stated).  In the Trinity QS papers are the following "2 men attendance on RW from 1 March to the ensuing Assize £2.16.-" "To a man attending said RW every night from his conviction to the day of his execution being three weeks £1.-.-" "To the said RW victuals and necessaries from his conviction to his execution 16/-". Criminal cases were usually taken on the fourth day of the Sessions, in this case Saturday 8 April.  Three weeks would bring us to an execution on Monday 1 May.