27 August 1802 – James Mellor and Thomas Spencer

We head to Derbyshire for today’s date with death.

A thieving twosome hit the gallows – James Mellor and Thomas Spencer, although Mellor’s crime is the subject of uncertainty. According to records from Derby Gaol, both men were had up for burglary, but another source says he stole a horse.

But theft is theft and in the 19th century, the crime was punishable by death. Both men were strung up at Nun’s Green in Derby.

Also on this day

27 August 1827 – William Miller
27 August 1827 – Thomas Norton

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One Response to “27 August 1802 – James Mellor and Thomas Spencer”

  1. […] of the Day – 2009 (part 35) 27 August 1802 – James Mellor and Thomas SpencerWe head to Derbyshire for today’s date with death. A thieving twosome hit the gallows – James […]

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