18. Capital Punishment in Colonial Virginia

by J. B. Jones and C. M. Downing

Phase III Data Recovery for Mitigation of Adverse Effects to Site 44WB66 (The Colonial Gallows)
Associated with the VNG Mechanicsville to Kingsmill Lateral Pipeline, City of Williamsburg, Virginia
1992 vi + 80 pp. 35 figs., 1 appdx.

This 18th-century feature complex near Williamsburg is the remains of a triangular gallows that served as the Virginia Colony's official place of execution from 1699 until 1781. Additional exposure of a previously identified linear feature interpreted to be the remains of an early 17th-century palisade allowed for a refinement of its orientation.

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