British Executions

Thomas Swift

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: highway robbery

Date Of Execution: 1 Jul 1797

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Heavitree Gallows

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Summer 1797         ???

Thomas Swift and James Osborne guilty of the highway robbery of Richard Dunn in the parish of Bideford on 18th July 1797: robbing him of goods and money (valued at £3.3.1d).

Expenses for executing these two are claimed by the Sheriff.  I have not found a reprieve for them but the Exeter Flying Post makes no mention of their execution.