British Executions

Diana Davis

Age: unknown

Sex: female

Crime: stealing sheep

Date Of Execution: 10 May 1797

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Gallows Lane, Presteigne

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Wednesday, 10 May 1797

Diana Davis, (otherwise Elizabeth Davies, wife of Richard Davies, thatcher, late of the parish of King's Pyon, Herefordshire) (and her son, James, who was reprieved) on 10 November 1796 in the parish of Presteigne stole 8 wether sheep, value 40/-, the property of Michael Jones and 1 wether sheep, value 4/- the property of Walter Phillips (WALES 4/531/7)

She was ordered to be hanged on Wednesday 10 May (WALES 14/28).

St Andrew's Presteigne Register "Buried 10 May as Elizabeth Davies."