Archive for Highway robbery

5 October 1744 – Sarah Cox

Posted in Death penalty, Hanged with tags , , , on October 5 by Old Sparky

We’re always on the look-out for famous namesakes. We’ve had Homer Simpson, today it is the turn of Sarah (albeit with an ‘h’) Cox.

Far from being a British DJ, this Ms Cox was a highway robber who was rampant in the 18th century.

She hanged for her crimes at Tyburn in 1744.

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