Partners in crime, William Bucklington and Ralph Ellis were hanged in Chester on this day in 1820.
The light-fingered duo had their come uppance after they were done for burglary.
John Parker was hanged in Gloucestershire for burglary in 1813.
He was jailed in the County Prison which was finished in 1782. Parker’s execution would have taken place on the roof of the prison, which would have afforded good viewing.
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.
In 1826, burglary was punishable by death. But that didn’t stop John Green from trying to pilfer items in Chesire.
Green was executed by hanging in Chester for stealing.
Another petty thief also by the name of Green was also hanged on this day.
But this time it was at the other end of the country and the year was 1801. The perpetrator’s name was Jeremiah Green and he was hanged at Ilchester Gallows Field for burglary.