Rutland 1735 - 1799
7 executions were carried out at Mount Pleasant. Oakham.
In the years 1735 1756, 6 death sentences were commuted and a report of 1 execution
In the period 1757 to 1799 there were 21 death sentences passed of which 6 were carried out.
has been found. It is possible that other executions took place in this period.
Name Crime Execution date
William Walton Unknown S 11 March 1738
Edward Bate Highway robbery S 11 March 1758
John Swanson Murder of Robert Brown & Ann Woods M 12 March 1759
Thomas Sculthorpe Highway robbery M 7 April 1760
John Bowland Robbing Mail coach Th. 20 July 1769
Hanged in chains on Empington Common
William Weldon & Murder of John Freeman M 16 March 1789
Richard Weldon Murder of John Freeman M 16 March 1789
Both hanged in chains on Hambledon Hill