13 June 1812 – James Smith et al

London was tame compared to our Lancastrian friends. Two’s nothing when you consider the motley crew of eight who hit the scaffold.

James and the majority of the rowdy bunch was found guilty of rioting and either arson or breaking into houses. Hannah Smith on the other hand – the only woman that day – bucked the trend by chucking in a spot of highway robbery. The job lot of people to be executed comprised the two Smiths, plus Abraham Charlson, John Fletcher, John Haworth, Thomas Hayle, Thomas Kerfoot and John Lee.

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