British Executions

John Lightfoot


Sex: male

Crime: Highway robbery

Date Of Execution: 11 Aug 1781

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Reading

Method: hannging

Executioner: unknown


Summer 1781 (Reading Mercury for 13 and 20 August not seen - missing) John Lightfoot, William Matthews and John Keeling indicted for the highway robbery of William Moor in the parish of Hurst on 31st March 1781: robbing him of a coat (valued at 2/-), a hat (valued at 1/-) and a watch (valued at 40/-).