Bristol 1735 - 1799
Although Bristol was included on the Western Assize Summer Circuit, 
trials for capital offences took place at the Quarter Sessions.
At least 196 people received death sentences of which 57 were carried out.
Trial dates are not available.
Executions took place at Gallows Acre, at the top of St. Michael's Hill.
Name Crime Execution Date
Joshua Harding Housebreaking Friday, 3 September 1736
John Vernon Stealing from a shop Friday, 3 September 1736
Both of these revived after execution  
Vernon died that same evening but Harding lived to be reprieved for transportation.
James Covey Stealing from a warehouse Friday, 15 April 1737
James Freeman Stealing from a dwelling house Friday 28 September 1737
Thomas Boon Riot Friday, 14 April 1738
John Hobbs  H/T coining Monday, 18 September 1738
John Kimberley Murder of James Burgess Friday, 4 May 1739
John Phillips Housebreaking Friday, 4 May 1739
William Roe Stealing from a shop Friday, 19 September 1740
Jane Williams Murder of her bastard Friday, 17 April 1741
Samuel Goodere, Murder of Sir John Dinely Goodere Friday, 17 April 1741
Matthew Maloney on board his ship  Friday, 17 April 1741
and Charles White in the Port of Bristol Friday, 17 April 1741
William Curtis  At large Thursday, 8 April 1742
Sarah Barrett  Stealing from a dwelling house Friday, 13 May 1743
John Woods Forgery Monday, 6 June 1743
John Barry Forgery Friday, 16 May 1746
Matthew Daly Murder of William Sullivan Friday, 26 September 1746
William Nicholas Murder of Anne Logan Friday, 22 April 1748
Jeremiah Hays Murder of Eleanor Dillar Friday, 25 Aug 1749
John Jones   Highway robbery Friday  24 Apr 1752
Nicholas Mooney  Highway robbery Friday  24 Apr 1752
William Cudmore At large Friday  24 Apr 1752
William Critchett Sodomy Wed, 12 September 1753
Richard Arnold Sodomy Wed, 12 September 1753
William Price Not known Wednesday, 27 March 1754
Elizabeth Hind Highway robbery Friday, 27 September 1754
Thomas Larey Highway robbery Friday, 27 September 1754
Catherine Gardner Murder of her female bastard Monday, 18 August 1755
William Williams  Forgery Friday, 3 October 1755
John Hobbs Murder of Nathanial Hobbs Thursday, 24 August 1758
John Price Stealing from a shop Friday, 8 September 1758
William Saunders Stealing on the river Friday, 8 September 1758
William Dilon Shepherd  Sodomy Monday, 1 June 1761
Patrick Ward    Murder of Henry Morgan Tuesday, 20 October 1761
After execution his body was hanged in chains at Broad Pitt near Kingsroad.
John Cope At large Friday, 6 November 1761
James Rendall  Burglary in a dwelling house Friday, 24 June 1763
William Dawson          Robbery in a dwelling house            Monday, 16 April 1764
Thomas Usher  Stealing in a dwelling house Monday, 14 May 1764
Robert Slack  Horse theft Friday, 9 June 1769
Jonathan Britain Uttering forged Bill of Exchange Friday, 15 May 1772
Isaac Barrett Highway robbery Friday, 22 April 1774
Daniel Haynes Burglary in a dwelling house Friday, 22 September 1775
Thomas Crewys Forged Bill of Exchange Friday, 15 May 1778
Benjamin Loveday Sodomy Friday, 12 October 1781
John Burke  Sodomy Friday, 12 October 1781
William Morley Uttering forged Bill of Exchange Friday, 23 May 1783
William Shutler Burglary in a dwelling house Friday, 23 May 1783
John Collins  Murder of Rebecca Butler Friday, 8 April 1785
Ambrose Cooke Highway robbery Friday, 6 October 1786
Edward Macnamara Uttering forged Bill of Exchange Friday, 7 May 1790
William Hungerford Stealing in a dwelling house Friday, 9 July 1790
Robert Hamilton Stealing in a shop Friday, 3 May 1793
Benjamin Smith  Uttering a forged Promissory Note Friday, 24 April 1795
James Baber  Uttering a forged Promissory Note Friday, 26 April 1799
James Powell Uttering a forged Promissory Note Friday, 26 April 1799
John Dugan Uttering a forged Promissory Note Friday, 26 April 1799