Coventry 1735 - 1799
23 executions were carried out. It is not known how many death sentences
were passed as there are no surviving records for these. 14 reprieves have
been traced at the National Archive.
In the period 1757 to 1799 there were 47 death sentences passed of which 19 were carried out.
In the years 1735 1756, 20 death sentences were commuted and reports of
4 executions have been found. It is likely that other executions took place in this period
Name Crime Execution date
Joseph Wright Sodomy F 15 August 1755
Thomas Grimes Sodomy F 15 August 1755
Jonathan Filley H/T coining W 8 September 1756
Joseph Lee H/T coining W 8 September 1756
John Rew Robbery in a dwelling house W 19 April 1758
William Ogden Stealing in a dwelling house W 10 August 1763
Margaret Brown Stealing in a dwelling house W 10 August 1763
John Phillips Stealing in a dwelling house W 10 August 1763
Margaret Clarke At large W 10 August 1763
Jane Smith At large F 21 December 1764
Thomas Farn & Murder of Charles Pinchbeck M 2 August 1773
John How Murder of Charles Pinchbeck M 2 August 1773
Thomas Morris Burglary W 10 April 1776
John Sutley Burglary W 10 April 1776
Thomas Summers Bestiality W 28 April 1784
Thomas Bissell Forgery M 18 April 1785
William Hawkins Forgery M 18 April 1785
John Farmer Horse theft M 18 April 1785
Josiah Neal Dayus Robbery in a dwelling house W 19 April 1786
Mary Welkin Arson W 11 April 1787
Anthony Fanshaw Robbery in a dwelling house W 18 August 1790
John Phillips Robbery in a dwelling house W 18 August 1790
Matthew Archer Robbery in a dwelling house W 18 August 1790