British Executions

Richard Bond

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 4 Aug 1749

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Heavitree Gallows

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Friday, 4 August 1749 (Western Flying Post)

Richard Bond guilty of the murder of John Richards.  Condemned at the Lent Assizes - execution respited to Saturday, 15 April.  A letter from the Secretary of State issued on 6 April states “let him be executed”.  Bond escaped from gaol on the eve of his execution day but was recaptured later and hanged on his original sentence.  Buried St Sidwell on 5th August.