Archive for Burglary

16 September 1820 – William Bucklington and Ralph Ellis

Posted in Death penalty, Hanged with tags , , , on September 16 by Old Sparky

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.

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11 September 1813 – John Parker

Posted in Death penalty, Hanged with tags , , , on September 11 by Old Sparky

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.

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27 August 1802 – James Mellor and Thomas Spencer

Posted in Death penalty, Hanged with tags , , , on August 27 by Old Sparky

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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26 August 1826 – John Green

Posted in Death penalty, Hanged with tags , , on August 26 by Last Writes

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.

Also on this day

26 August 1801 – Jeremiah Green
26 August 1803 – Joseph Bird

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26 August 1801 – Jeremiah Green

Posted in Death penalty, Hanged with tags , , on August 26 by Last Writes

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.

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24 August 1827 – George Champion

Posted in Death penalty, Hanged with tags , , on August 24 by Last Writes

George Champion was done for burglary and his sentenced was death.

He was hanged at Exeter in Devon.

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