British Executions

Mary Davy

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 1 Mar 1766

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Lincolnshire

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


March 1766 (LDB)                                  

Mary Davy for the murder of Mary Kemp, her mistress and Elizabeth Verney, a nurse.  No paper records the execution and the reference in Lincoln Date Book records a “executed for murder”  The murder of a superior, in this instance her mistress, counted as Petit Treason which required a burning.  It is possible she was found guilty of the nurse’s murder not that of her mistress.  At this remove of time it is impossible to say if she burned or not.