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Further to the inhumane treatment of children in the 19th century and before.

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This looks like a spoof to me.

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55 minutes ago, Athy said:

This looks like a spoof to me.

This is from an American University library, I don't think the boy in question thought it was a spoof. 

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On 20/12/2017 at 16:22, tozzin said:

This is from an American University library, I don't think the boy in question thought it was a spoof. 

No, I was referring to the one about the 17-year old girl, sorry.

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1 hour ago, Athy said:

No, I was referring to the one about the 17-year old girl, sorry.

This too was from the same American University. The website I use is Internet Archive.

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14 hours ago, tozzin said:

This too was from the same American University. The website I use is Internet Archive.

But it's British. The big clue is, the poster is advertising a public hanging that very day - a genuine notice would have been published days or even weeks before, so that people who wished to attend could make arrangements to do so, surely? Al;so, the convict's name would have been included, not just "a young girl".

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The poster says "Home Department"...surely, even then it was "Home Office".....That said, there are records of 17 year olds being executed by hanging straight after sentencing. One simple lass in 1832 was hung at Lincoln for "starting a fire" on the most doubtful evidence.... "Happy Days".-, indeed!

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1 hour ago, Athy said:

But it's British. The big clue is, the poster is advertising a public hanging that very day - a genuine notice would have been published days or even weeks before, so that people who wished to attend could make arrangements to do so, surely? Al;so, the convict's name would have been included, not just "a young girl".

What's British? You have to think in the parlance of the day for this poster, I think this day just means the date of the "execution".

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2 hours ago, lysander said:

The poster says "Home Department"...surely, even then it was "Home Office".....That said, there are records of 17 year olds being executed by hanging straight after sentencing. One simple lass in 1832 was hung at Lincoln for "starting a fire" on the most doubtful evidence.... "Happy Days".-, indeed!

This is from Wikipedia " The Home Office continues to be known, especially in official papers and when referred to in Parliament, as the Home Department."

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It occurred to me that the first poster about the hanging of the girl exhibited a level of sarcasm (particularly the seemingly anti-religious tone of last paragraph) that suggested it's the work of the abolitionist movement. I therefore looked up the name of the publisher at the bottom of the leaflet, 'C Gilpin'. This revealed he was a Quaker, Charles Gilpin: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Gilpin_(politician).

The Quakers were leading players in the abolition of capital punishment and it would appear one of their tactics was to publish leaflets/posters adopting a tone much like 'Private Eye' today. It also explains why the child being hanged was not named.  

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I think these notices would be propaganda on behalf of one of the anti capital punishment societies.  In 1847 Charles Gilpin was publishing numerous flyers and leaflets, including "The DEBATE Upon the MOTION for ABOLISHING the PUNISHMENT of DEATH, in the HOUSE of COMMONS, Tuesday March 9th, 1947".  Gilpin also published flyers for anti-slavery associations and Christian Peace Society.

I wouldn't think that executions were advertised (how would the printing be financed?) at this late stage - possibly in the 1600's.

EDIT - overlapped with John Russells post and in agreement!)

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Thanks tozzin...you learn something every day!

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20 hours ago, tozzin said:

What's British? You have to think in the parlance of the day for this poster, I think this day just means the date of the "execution".

It's happening in Bury St. Edmonds, which is in Britain. Your explanation of "this day" is quite feasible.

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18 hours ago, John Russell said:

It occurred to me that the first poster about the hanging of the girl exhibited a level of sarcasm (particularly the seemingly anti-religious tone of last paragraph) that suggested it's the work of the abolitionist movement. I therefore looked up the name of the publisher at the bottom of the leaflet, 'C Gilpin'. This revealed he was a Quaker, Charles Gilpin: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Gilpin_(politician).

The Quakers were leading players in the abolition of capital punishment and it would appear one of their tactics was to publish leaflets/posters adopting a tone much like 'Private Eye' today. It also explains why the child being hanged was not named.  

Good evidence, John. So it's not an official notice, but is indeed a spoof.

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4 hours ago, Athy said:

22 hours ago, John Russell said:

It occurred to me that the first poster about the hanging of the girl exhibited a level of sarcasm (particularly the seemingly anti-religious tone of last paragraph) that suggested it's the work of the abolitionist movement. I therefore looked up the name of the publisher at the bottom of the leaflet, 'C Gilpin'. This revealed he was a Quaker, Charles Gilpin: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Gilpin_(politician).

The Quakers were leading players in the abolition of capital punishment and it would appear one of their tactics was to publish leaflets/posters adopting a tone much like 'Private Eye' today. It also explains why the child being hanged was not named

 

Good evidence, John. So it's not an official notice, but is indeed a spoof.

Don't judge a poster by its cover. Scroll down to the appropriate date and year.

http://www.capitalpunishmentuk.org/1837.html

 

1837 - 1868 Public executions.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
         
From 1837 on, all but five of the executions listed are for murder.  The five are for attempted murder which remained     
a capital crime up to 1861.       
A total of 350 people were hanged in public over this 32 year period, comprising 318 men and 32 women.    
Ages where known should be considered as a guide as they are taken from court records and newspaper reports.  
Spellings of names are taken from newspaper accounts and hand written court records.      
If you are searching for a particular name try any likely spelling e.g. Simonds, Simmonds, Symonds etc.    
         
Date hanged Name of criminal Age County Place Crime/victim's details                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                   
1837 - 8 executions.      
07/03/1837 John Pegsworth   London & Middlesex Newgate John Ready  
23/03/1837 William Lightband 30 Worcestershire Worcester Joseph Hawkins  
31/03/1837 Thomas Bates 23 Buckinghamshire Aylesbury Col. Hammer's gamekeeper   
15/04/1837 Charles Bartlett 21 Gloucestershire Gloucester Mary Lewis, m-in-law  
29/04/1837 George Timms 22 Norfolk Norwich Castle (County Gaol) Hannah Mansfield   
29/04/1837 John Smith (Day) 26 Norfolk Norwich Castle (County Gaol) Hannah Mansfield   
02/05/1837 James Greenacre 52 London & Middlesex Newgate Mrs Brown  
12/08/1837 Thomas Williams 29 Yorkshire York Castle Thomas Froggatt  
         
1838 - 6 executions.      
14/03/1838 George Fletcher   Hertfordshire Hertford William Bennett  
14/03/1838 William Roach   Hertfordshire Hertford William Bennett  
21/04/1838 William Hill 27 Lancashire Liverpool (Kirkdale) Murder woman  
05/05/1838 Ann Wycherly 28 Staffordshire Stafford Ann Wycherly (daughter)  
24/08/1838 William Devey   Warwickshire Warwick Mr Davenport  
06/09/1838 George Maskeleyne   Wiltshire Devizes Att. murder Brian Rumbold  
         
1839 - 11 executions.      
13/03/1839 Thomas Taylor 22 Hertfordshire Hertford (last public) William Bennett (as above)  
22/03/1839 Abraham Hilliard   Essex Chelmsford Mrs Playl   
28/03/1839 William Seager 40 Kent Maidstone Hannah Giles   
20/04/1839 William Davis 22 Gloucestershire Gloucester John Butt  
27/04/1839 Charles Daines   Norfolk Norwich Castle (County Gaol) Att. murder wife Hannah  
04/07/1839 George Willis 21 Kent Maidstone Sgt. major  
08/07/1839 William Marchant 18 London & Middlesex Newgate Elizabeth Paynton  
31/07/1839 John Driver 26 Nottinghamshire Nottingham Ann Hancock  
16/08/1839 Jacob Ehlert 27 Durham Durham Capt John Fdk. Berkholtz  
04/09/1839 Charles Wakely 39 Somerset Ilchester (last) Elizabeth Payne  
16/12/1839 William Lees   London & Middlesex Newgate Wife  
         
1840 - 9 executions.      
23/03/1840 Charles Morley 34 Oxfordshire Oxford Fanny Phillips  
11/04/1840 George Thomas & 29 Staffordshire Stafford Christina Collins  
11/04/1840 James Owen 39 " " Christina Collins  
11/04/1840 James Bradsley 28 Yorkshire York Castle Patricide  
13/04/1840 William & James Lightfoot 36/23 Cornwall Bodmin Nevill Norway  
18/04/1840 Edward Jones 47 Flintshire Flint John Wynne  
06/07/1840 Francois Courvoisier 23 London & Middlesex Newgate Lord William Russell  
22/08/1840 John Randalsome 40 Norfolk Norwich Castle (County Gaol) Wife  
         
1841- 10 executions      
16/03/1841 James Taylor   Wiltshire Salisbury Wife  
03/04/1841 Josiah Misters 25 Shropshire Shrewsbury Att. murder of William Makreth  
03/04/1841 Matthew Fowles 22 Staffordshire Stafford Martha Keeling  
24/04/1841 Bartholomew Murray 18 Cheshire Chester Joseph & Mary Cooke  
07/08/1841 John Burlinson + 24 Yorkshire York Castle Joseph Cocker  
07/08/1841 Charles Gill & Henry Nutall 19/22 " " Joseph Cocker  
14/08/1841 John Self 20 Norfolk Norwich Castle (County Gaol) Jemima Stimpson   
15/11/1841 Robert Blakerley   London & Middlesex Newgate Mr Burdon  
20/12/1841 Job John Ward   London & Middlesex Newgate Timothy Easted, (infant)  
         
1842 - 9 executions.      
23/03/1842 John Jones 24 Nottinghamshire Nottingham Mary Halkin  
02/04/1842 John Williams 24 Shropshire Shrewsbury Emma Evans  
02/04/1842 Joseph Wilkes 17 Staffordshire Stafford Matthew Adams  
09/04/1842 Jonathan Taylor 60 Yorkshire York Castle Wife - Ellen  
09/04/1842 Robert Nall 23 Yorkshire York Castle Wife - Mary  
23/05/1842 Daniel Good   London & Middlesex Newgate Jane Jones (girlfriend)  
04/07/1842 Thomas Cooper   London & Middlesex Newgate Policeman  
23/07/1842 Richard Evans 28 Glamorgan Cardiff Matricide  
03/09/1842 Francis Bradley 32 Lancashire Liverpool (Kirkdale) Wife  
         
1843 - 10 executions.      
17/03/1843 Thomas Johnson 28 Lincolnshire Lincoln Castle Elizabeth Evison  
31/03/1843 John Hulme,   24 Derbyshire Derby Miss Martha Goddard  
31/03/1843 Samuel Bonsell & 26 " " as above  
31/03/1843 William Bland 39 " " as above  
24/04/1843 Edward Rees   Monmouthshire Monmouth Mary Moxley  
06/05/1843 Wilmot Buckley 22 Lancashire Liverpool (Kirkdale) Wife  
06/05/1843 Betty Eccles 38 Lancashire Liverpool (Kirkdale) Stepson  
05/08/1843 Sarah Dazeley 24 Bedfordshire Bedford Husband  
26/08/1843 Charles Higginson 26 Staffordshire Stafford Son (5)  
02/09/1843 James Jones 58 Cheshire Chester Wife - Elizabeth  
         
1844 - 13 executions.      
13/01/1844 Sarah Westwood 42 Staffordshire Stafford Husband  
20/01/1844 Joseph Dobson 25 Yorkshire York Castle Patricide  
20/01/1844 John Roberts 26 Lancashire Liverpool (Kirkdale) Richard Kenyon, gamekeeper  
06/04/1844 John Lawrence   Sussex Horsham (last) Police Superintendent Solomon   
27/05/1844 William Crouch   London & Middlesex Newgate Wife  
02/08/1844 Eliza Joyce 31 Lincolnshire Lincoln Castle Stepson  
07/08/1844 William Saville 29 Nottinghamshire Nottingham Wife & 3 children  
12/08/1844 Matthew Weeks 22 Cornwall Bodmin Charlotte Dymond  
17/08/1844 William Beards 35 Staffordshire Stafford Elizabeth Griffiths  
23/08/1844 Mark Sherwood 35 Newcastle Newcastle Town Moor (last) Wife  
04/09/1844 Joel Fisher 52 Somerset Taunton Wife  
28/12/1844 William Kendrew 22 Yorkshire York Castle Mr Inchbold  
28/12/1844 Mary Galop 20 Cheshire Chester Patricide  
         
1845 - 16 executions.      
04/01/1845 George Evans 20 Lancashire Liverpool (Kirkdale) Mrs Miller  
04/01/1845 Thomas Stew 21 Lancashire Liverpool (Kirkdale) Ann Nolan  
11/01/1845 Mary Sheming 51 Suffolk Ipswich Son  
25/01/1845 Paul Downing & Charles Powys 19/17 Staffordshire Stafford William Cooper  
25/01/1845 William Howell 28 Suffolk Ipswich James M'Fadden  
22/03/1845 Thomas Jennings   Berkshire Reading Poisoned his child  
24/03/1845 James Tapping   London & Middlesex Newgate Emma Whiter  
28/03/1845 John Tawell 61 Buckinghamshire Aylesbury Sarah Hart  
05/04/1845 John Brough 39 Staffordshire Stafford Thomas (brother)  
10/04/1845 Thomas Thomas 24 Wales Brecon David Lewis  
18/04/1845 James Crawley 31 Warwickshire Warwick William Tibley  
23/04/1845 Sarah Freeman 28 Somerset Taunton Brother  
28/04/1845 Thomas Hooker 22 London & Middlesex Newgate Mr. DeLa Rue  
02/06/1845 Joseph Connor   London & Middlesex Newgate Mary Brothers  
11/08/1845 Benjamin Ellison   Cornwall Bodmin Elizabeth Ruth Seaman  
         
1846 - 8 executions.      
05/01/1846 Martha Browning 23 London & Middlesex Newgate Mrs Mundell  
05/01/1846 Samuel Quennel   Surrey Horsemonger Lane Daniel Fitzgerald  
18/03/1846 Ralph Joicey 24 Northumberland Morpeth Patricide  
20/03/1846 William Spicer   Berkshire Reading Wife  
30/03/1846 Thomas Wix   London & Middlesex Newgate James Bostock (employer)  
01/04/1846 William Hubbard 23 Leicestershire Leicester Wife  
11/04/1846 Samuel Yarham   Norfolk Norwich Castle (County Gaol) Harriet Candler  
08/08/1846 John Rodda 23 Yorkshire York Castle Daughter - Mary  
         
1847 - 6 executions.      
17/03/1847 James Walsh 22 Northumberland Morpeth (last public) Thomas Proud  
17/03/1847 George Matthews 29 Northumberland Morpeth (last public) Daniel Hives  
01/04/1847 John Platts 22 Derbyshire Derby George Collis  
17/04/1847 Catherine Foster 18 Suffolk Bury St Edmunds Husband  
21/08/1847 John Thompson 42 Cumberland Carlisle Wife  
07/10/1847 John Hutchings 43 Kent Maidstone Wife  
Mary Ann Milner hanged herself in her cell on the eve of her execution on the 30th of July at Lincoln Castle.    
         
1848 - 12 executions.      
08/01/1848 Patrick Reid 25 Yorkshire York Castle Caroline Ellis  
10/01/1848 Thomas Sale   London & Middlesex Newgate Mr. Bellchambers  
21/02/1848 Harriet Parker 28 London & Middlesex Newgate Step-daughter  
25/03/1848 William Thompson 27 Durham Durham John Shirley  
14/04/1848 Matthew Davis 42 Warwickshire Warwick Wife  
22/04/1848 William Bates 30 Cheshire Chester William Wyatt  
13/05/1848 Micheal Stokes   Yorkshire York Castle Mary Ann Garrad  
24/07/1848 William Hewson 45 London & Middlesex Newgate William Woodhouse  
02/08/1848 William Atter 24 Hampshire Winchester O'Connor  
14/08/1848 Mary May 38 Essex Chelmsford William Constable (half brother)  
28/08/1848 Matthias Kelly 22 Monmouthshire Monmouth Agnes Hill  
16/09/1848 William Adams 32 Lancashire Liverpool (Kirkdale) Wife  
         
1849 - 17 executions.      
06/01/1849 James Kelly 24 Lancashire Liverpool (Kirkdale) Murder sweetheart  
06/01/1849 Thomas Malkin 17 Yorkshire York Castle Esther Hannan  
26/03/1849 Robert Pulley 49 Worcestershire Worcester Mary Straight (15)  
27/03/1849 John Smith 23 Wiltshire Salisbury Eleanor Lawrence  
28/03/1849 George Millen 17 Kent Maidstone Mr Law (82)  
31/03/1849 George Howe 32 Yorkshire York Castle Daughter  
09/04/1849 James Landrick 33 Devonshire Exeter Mrs Grace Holman  
11/04/1849 James Griffiths 18 Wales Brecon Thomas Edwards  
20/04/1849 Sarah Thomas 18 Bristol Bristol City (last) Miss Jefferies  
21/04/1849 James Bloomfield Rush 49 Norfolk Norwich Castle (County Gaol) Isaac Jermy  
27/07/1849 John Ward 26 Lincolnshire Lincoln Castle Matricide  
09/08/1849 Mary Ball 31 Coventry Coventry City (last) Husband  
21/08/1849 Mary Ann Geering 49 Sussex Lewes Husband  
23/08/1849 Rebecca Smith   Wiltshire Devizes Infant son  
15/09/1849 John Wilson   Lancashire Liverpool (Kirkdale) Mrs Hinrickson  
13/11/1849 Frederick & Maria Manning 28 Surrey Horsemonger Lane Patrick O'Connor  
         
1850 - 6 executions.      
13/04/1850 Mary Reeder & Elias Lucas 20/25 Cambridgeshire Cambridge Sister/wife -Susan Lucas    
17/08/1850 William Ross 20 Yorkshire York Castle Wife  
23/08/1850 Maurice Murphy  &   Monmouthshire Monmouth Jane Lewis  
23/08/1850 Patrick Sullivan   Monmouthshire Monmouth Jane Lewis  
24/08/1850 Patrick Forbes 40 Northumberland Newcastle Wife  
         
1851- 10 executions.      
25/03/1851 Sarah Chesham 42 Essex Chelmsford Att. murder of husband  
25/03/1851 Thomas Drory 23 Essex Chelmsford Jael Denny (girlfreind)  
15/04/1851 Levi Harwood & James Burbage   Surrey Horsemonger Lane Rev. Mr Hollest  
22/04/1851 George Carnt 23 Suffolk Bury St Edmunds (last public) Elizabeth Bainbridge  
23/04/1851 John Wiles & John Smith 56/22 Somerset Taunton William Wilkins  
26/04/1851 Patrick Lyons   Lancashire Liverpool (Kirkdale) Peggy Fahay  
16/08/1851 Henry Groom 42 Norfolk Norwich Castle (County Gaol) John Ayton  
19/08/1851 Mary Cage 40 Suffolk Ipswich Husband  
         
1852 - 6 executions.      
16/03/1852 Elizabeth Pinchard 51 Northamptonshire Northampton (last) Mother in law  
22/03/1852 Guglielmo Haldbergo   Oxfordshire Oxford Uncle, John Haldbergo  
26/03/1852 Anthony Turner 49 Derbyshire Derby Mrs. Phoebe Barnes  
10/04/1852 Sarah French 27 Sussex Lewes Husband  
13/04/1852 John Keen 20 Surrey Horsemonger Lane Charles Brown  
16/04/1852 Abel Ovans 22 Monmouthshire Monmouth poopydoo child  
         
1853 - 11 executions.      
08/01/1853 Alfred Waddington   Yorkshire York Castle poopydoo child  
10/01/1853 Henry Horler   London & Middlesex Newgate Wife  
15/01/1853 James Barbour   Yorkshire York Castle Alexander Robinson  
30/03/1853 Charles Saunders   Essex Chelmsford Thomas Stoller  
01/04.1853 George Sparkes 26 Devonshire Exeter William Blackmore  
09/04/1853 Henry Dobson 27 Yorkshire York Castle Catherine Sheridan (19)  
09/04/1853 Charles Moore 36 Staffordshire Stafford Mr & Mrs Blackbourn  
10/08/1853 John Roberts   Wales Caernarfon (last) Jesse Roberts  
17/08/1853 William Flack 18 Suffolk Ipswich Maria Steggles  
27/08/1853 Richard Pedder 50 Lancashire Lancaster Castle Wife  
21/11/1853 Nathaniel Mobbs   London & Middlesex Newgate Wife  
         
1854 - 5 executions.      
24/03/1853 Moses Hatto   Buckinghamshire Aylesbury Miss Mary Ann Spurgeon  
03/04/1854 James Holman 31 Cornwall Bodmin Wife  
07/04/1854 John Lloyd 27 Shropshire Shrewsbury John Griffins  
08/04/1854 William Thompson 21 Norfolk Norwich Castle (County Gaol) Lorenzi Beha  
04/08/1854 Tulmage Harvey 31 Devonshire Exeter Mary Richards  
         
1855 - 5 executions.      
22/01/1855 Emmanuel Barthelemy 32 London & Middlesex Newgate Charles Collard & George Moore  
13/03/1855 Thomas Munroe 18 Cumberland Carlisle Isaac Turner  
27/03/1855 William Wright   Wiltshire Salisbury (last) Ann Collins  
30/04/1855 Luigi Bunarelli   London & Middlesex Newgate Joseph Lambert   
04/08/1855 Joseph Meadows   Worcestershire Worcester Mary Ann Mason  
         
1856 - 17 executions.      
05/01/1856 Jonathan Heywood   Lancashire Liverpool (Kirkdale) Margaret Jones  
08/01/1856 Abraham Baker   Hampshire Winchester Naomi Kingswell  
19/03/1856 John Fowkes 45 Leicestershire Leicester Nephew  
22/03/1856 Thomas Jones   Hampshire Winchester Dr Hope  
31/03/1856 William Bousfield   London & Middlesex Newgate Wife  
14/06/1856 William Palmer 32 Staffordshire Stafford J P Cook  
25/07/1856 William Brown 33 Leicestershire Leicester (last) Edward Woodcock  
05/08/1856 John Murdoch 20 Sussex Lewes Murder gaoler  
09/08/1856 William Dove 28 Yorkshire York Castle Wife - Harriet  
09/08/1856 Elizabeth Brown 45 Dorset Dorchester Husband  
11/08/1856 William Nevin 44 Cornwall Bodmin Sgt Major Robinson  
15/12/1856 Joseph Jenkins   London & Middlesex Newgate Richard Cope  
20/12/1856 William Jackson 35 Cheshire Chester Murder his 2 children  
23/12/1856 Guissepe Lagava,    Hampshire Winchester 2 officers on the   
23/12/1856 Giovanni Barbalano &     Hampshire Winchester ship "Globe" in the   
23/12/1856 Matteo Pettrici   Hampshire Winchester Black Sea  
27/12/1856 John Hannah 27 Yorkshire York Castle Jane Banham  
         
1857 - 14 executions.      
01/01/1857 Dedea Redanies 25 Kent Maidstone Caroline Beck (18)  
21/04/1857 Thomas Nation 22 Somerset Taunton John Alpin  
04/06/1857 George Bave 27 Kent Maidstone Samuel Long  
06/07/1857 Thomas Mansell 29 Kent Maidstone Cpl Alex McBurney  
23/07/1857 Micheal Crawley 62 Essex Chelmsford Wife  
25/07/1857 John Lewis   Glamorganshire Cardiff (last) Wife  
29/07/1857 Charles Finch   Essex Chelmsford Girlfriend  
08/08/1857 George Jackson 20 Staffordshire Stafford Mr Charlesworth  
20/08/1857 Stephen Fox 23 Kent Maidstone Mary Ann Holden (25)  
20/08/1857 George Edwards 18 Kent Maidstone His brother, Thomas  
28/08/1857 John Blagg 47 Cheshire Chester John Babbington  
29/08/1857 Richard Hardman 38 Lancashire Lancaster Castle Wife  
12/09/1857 Capt. Henry Rogers   Lancashire Liverpool (Kirkdale) Andrew Rose  
16/11/1857 Thomas Davis   London & Middlesex Newgate Wife  
         
1858 - 9 executions.      
12/01/1858 John Beale 30 Somerset Taunton Charlotte Pugsley  
08/02/1858 Christian Sattler   London & Middlesex Newgate Insp. Thain  
20/03/1858 Panaotis Alepis & 23 Glamorgan Swansea Fellow sailor  
20/03/1858 Maneoli Selaptane 28 " " "  
03/04/1858 Joseph Shephard 22 Yorkshire York Castle Bethel Parkinson  
26/04/1858 Giovanni Lani   London & Middlesex Newgate Heloise Thaubin  
10/08/1858 James Seal 19 Dorset Dorchester Sarah Ann Griffey  
17/08/1858 Ebenezer Cherrington 27 Suffolk Ipswich Susan Studd  
24/08/1858 John Bucknall   Somerset Taunton Grandparents  
         
1859 - 12 executions.      
01/01/1859 Henry Reid 38 Lancashire Liverpool (Kirkdale) Wife  
07/01/1859 William Burgess 43 Somerset Taunton Daughter  
08/01/1859 John Whitworth 22 Yorkshire York Castle Sally Hare (18)  
07/04/1859 Fred. Prentice 20 Kent Maidstone Emma Cappins (17)  
04/07/1859 Samuel Adams 36 London & Middlesex Newgate Martha Page  
05/08/1859 William Pickett & Henry Carey 20/24 Lincolnshire Lincoln Castle (last public) William Stevenson  
06/08/1859 John Riley 36 Yorkshire York Castle Wife - Alice  
11/08/1859 John Wilthew 51 Durham Durham Wife  
23/08/1859 Matthew Francis 25 Monmouthshire Monmouth (last) Wife  
30/12/1859 John Kington 22 Warwickshire Warwick Wife  
31/12/1859 Charles Normington 17 Yorkshire York Castle Richard Broughton  
         
1860 - 10 executions.      
31/03/1860 Joseph Castle 24 Bedfordshire Bedford Wife  
11/04/1860 Serafim Manzano   Wiltshire Devises (last) Anastasia Troubridge  
01/08/1860 John Fenton 37 Nottinghamshire Nottingham Charles Spencer  
20/08/1860 Francis Price 24 Warwickshire Warwick Sarah Pratt  
21/08/1860 George Cass   Cumberland Carlisle Ann Sewell  
04/09/1860 William Youngman 24 Surrey Horsemonger Lane Mary Streeter  
08/09/1860 Thomas Gallagher 40 Lancashire Liverpool (Kirkdale) Wife  
19/11/1860 James Mullins 58 London & Middlesex Newgate Mrs Emsley  
27/12/1860 Milner Lockey 58 Durham Durham Thomas Harrison    
27/12/1860 Thomas Smith 35 Durham Durham John Baty  
         
1861 - 14 executions.      
01/01/1861 James Johnson   Hampshire Winchester Cpl. Coler  
05/01/1861 Samuel Twigg 35 Staffordshire Stafford Wife  
30/03/1861 Robert Hackett   Devonshire Exeter Henry Jones  
05/04/1861 Matthew & Charles Wedmore   Somerset Taunton Sarah Waterman   
23/04/1861 William Williams   Wales Brecon  (last) Aunt  
10/08/1861 Augustus Hilton   Cambridgeshire Cambridge Wife  
16/08/1861 George Smith 20 Derbyshire Derby Patricide  
27/08/1861 Martin Doyle 26 Cheshire Chester Attempted murder (last)  
19/09/1861 Peter Masterson 22 Kent Maidstone Sgt. Martin Murphy.  
14/10/1861 William Cogan   London & Middlesex Newgate Wife  
27/12/1861 Thomas Jackson   Hampshire Winchester Sgt. John Dickson  
30/12/1861 John Thompson 42 Warwickshire Warwick Ann Walker  
30/12/1861 William Beamish 35 Warwickshire Warwick Wife/child  
         
  All executions are for murder from here on.      
1862 - 16 executions.      
04/01/1862 James Waller 31 Yorkshire York Castle William Smith  
04/01/1862 David Brandrick 30 Staffordshire Stafford Mr. Bagot  
11/01/1862 Patrick M'Caffery   Lancashire Liverpool (Kirkdale) Col. Crofton  
14/03/1862 John Gould   Berkshire Reading (last) 6 year old daughter, Hannah  
15/03/1862 William Charlton 35 Cumberland Carlisle (last) Jane Emerson  
04/04/1862 Richard Rowlands   Anglesey Beaumaris (last) Richard Williams (father-in-law)  
11/04/1862 Richard Thorley   Derbyshire Derby (last) Eliza Morrow  
04/08/1862 George Gilbert 30 Hampshire Winchester Mary Ann Hall (23)  
18/08/1862 John Doidge 28 Cornwall Bodmin (last) Robert Drewe  
25/08/1862 George Gardiner   Warwickshire Warwick Sarah Kirby  
13/09/1862 William Taylor   Lancashire Liverpool (Kirkdale) Mr. Mellor  
13/09/1862 John Ward   Lancashire Liverpool (Kirkdale) William Jump  
20/10/1862 Catherine Wilson 40 London & Middlesex Newgate Mrs Soames  
17/11/1862 Robert Cooper   London & Middlesex Newgate Ann Barnham  
23/12/1862 John Cox 25 Durham Durham Ann Halliday  
30/12/1862 Ferdinando Petrina   Hampshire Winchester Murder on the high seas  
         
1863 - 21 executions.      
02/01/1863 William Ockold 70 Worcestershire Worcester (last) Wife, Sophie  
03/01/1863 Thomas Edwards 30 Lancashire Liverpool (Kirkdale) Isabella Tonge  
14/03/1863 George Vass 19 Northumberland Newcastle (last) Margaret Docherty  
24/03/1863 Noah Austin 26 Oxfordshire Oxford (last) James Allen  
27/03/1863 Charles Fookes 49 Dorset Dorchester Joseph Stone  
27/03/1863 Edwin Preedy 20 Dorset Dorchester Charles Evans  
06/04/1863 Henry Carter   Warwickshire Warwick (last) Elizabeth Hinkley  
11/04/1863 Robert Burton 18 Kent Maidstone Thomas Houghton (8)  
11/04/1863 Edward Cooper 30 Shropshire Shrewsbury Son  
14/04/1863 John Ducker 63 Suffolk Ipswich (last) PC Ebenezer Tye  
15/04/1863 William Hope 30 Herefordshire Hereford Mary Corbett  
25/04/1863 Duncan MacPhaill & 40 Lancashire Liverpool (Kirkdale) Mrs Ann Walne (79)  
25/04/1863 George Woods   Lancashire Liverpool (Kirkdale) Mrs Ann Walne (79)  
27/04/1863 Joseph Brooks   London & Middlesex Newgate PC Davy  
20/08/1863 Alfred Holden 25 Kent Maidstone Infant son Alfred James  
20/08/1863 Alfred Eldridge 33 Kent Maidstone Richard Steed (55)  
12/09/1863 Jose Alvarez 22 Lancashire Liverpool (Kirkdale) James Harrison  
12/09/1863 John Hughes 51 Lancashire Liverpool (Kirkdale) Wife  
12/09/1863 James O'Brien   Lancashire Liverpool (Kirkdale) Elizabeth Callaghan  
12/09/1863 Benjamin Thomas   Lancashire Liverpool (Kirkdale) Mary Rowland  
28/12/1863 Alice Holt 27 Cheshire Chester Mother  
         
1864 - 21 executions.      
         
02/01/1864 John Green   Cambridgeshire Cambridge (last) Elizabeth Brown  
09/01/1864 Luke Charles 25 Lancashire Liverpool (Kirkdale) Wife  
12/01/1864 Samuel Wright   Surrey Horsemonger Lane Maria Green  
22/02/1864 Francisco Blanco,     London & Middlesex Newgate The Flowery Land pirates,  
22/02/1864 Ambrosio Durano,   " " murder of George Smith at sea.  
22/02/1864 Miguel Lopez,   " " "  
22/02/1864 Marcus Vartos &   " " "  
22/02/1864 John Lyons   " " "  
05/04/1864 Thomas Watkins   Herefordshire Hereford (last) Wife  
16/04/1864 James Clitheroe   Lancashire Liverpool Mary Woods  
02/05/1864 John Devine 21 London & Middlesex Newgate Joseph Duck  
01/08/1864 Charles Bricknell 23 London & Middlesex Newgate Jane Jeary  
05/08/1864 William Stephens   Buckinghamshire Aylesbury (last) Ann Leeson  
10/08/1864 Thomas Parker   Nottinghamshire Nottingham (last) Matricide  
27/08/1864 Lewis Gough 55 Gloucestershire Gloucester (last) Mary Curtis  
10/09/1864 James Sargisson 20 Yorkshire Leeds John Cooper  
10/09/1864 Joseph Myers 43 Yorkshire Leeds Wife  
14/11/1864 Franz Muller 23 London & Middlesex Newgate Thomas Briggs (70)  
27/12/1864 Richard Hale 30 Staffordshire Stafford poopydoo daughter  
27/12/1864 Charles Brough 24 Staffordshire Stafford George Walker  
28/12/1864 Francis Wane 48 Essex Chelmsford Amelia Blunt  
         
1865 - 6 executions.      
07/01/1865 Henry Brown 32 Lancashire Liverpool Thomas McCarthy  
26/01/1865 Ferdinand Kohl   Essex Chelmsford (last) Theodore Furhop  
16/03/1865 Matthew Atkinson 41 Durham Durham (last) Wife  
25/03/1865 Stephen Burke 40 Lancashire Lancaster (last) Wife  
04/08/1865 John Hughes   Hampshire Winchester Maria Clements  
12/10/1865 John Currie 19 Kent Maidstone Major de Vere  
         
1866 - 12 executions.      
09/01/1866 Charles Robinson 18 Staffordshire Stafford Harriet Seager  
11/01/1866 Stephen Forward 25 Kent Maidstone Wife & daughter  
27/03/1866 George Bentley   Staffordshire Stafford John Poole  
28/03/1866 Mary Ann Ashford 45 Devonshire Exeter Husband  
10/04/1866 John Leigh   Sussex Lewes  (last) Harriet Horton  
12/04/1866 Robert Coe 18 Glamorgan Swansea (last) John Davies  
23/04/1866 Samuel Griffiths 26 Cheshire Chester (last) Victim unknown  
07/08/1866 William Collier 35 Staffordshire Stafford (last) Thomas Smith  
15/08/1866 John Grant 36 Devonshire Exeter (last) Philip Boobier  
25/08/1866 James Burrows   Lancashire Salford J Brennan  
01/09/1866 Thomas Grime   Lancashire Liverpool James Barton  
09/10/1866 John Jeffrey   London & Middlesex Newgate Son (aged 7)  
         
1867 - 12 executions.      
10/01/1867 Ann Lawrence 29 Kent Maidstone Infant son, Jeremiah  
10/01/1867 James Fletcher 20 Kent Maidstone James Boyle, warder  
16/04/1867 James Longhurst   Surrey Horsemonger Lane Harriet Sax (6)  
26/08/1867 Hubbard Lingley 22 Norfolk Norwich Castle (last) Uncle - Ben Black  
29/08/1867 George Britten 51 Somerset Taunton (last) Wife  
14/09/1867 Henry Farrington   Lancashire Liverpool (last) Wife  
15/10/1867 John Wiggins   London & Middlesex Newgate Agnes Oakes  
15/10/1867 Louis Bordier   Surrey Horsemonger Lane (last) Mary Ann Snow  
23/11/1867 William Allen &   Lancashire Salford Police Sgt. Charles Brett  
23/11/1867 William Gould &   " " "  
23/11/1867 Michael Larkin   " " "  
24/12/1867 Frederick Baker 29 Hampshire Winchester (last) Fanny Adams (8)  
         
1868 - 8 public executions.      
31/03/1868 William Worsley   Bedfordshire Bedford (last) William Bradbury  
02/04/1868 Frances Kidder 25 Kent Maidstone (last female)  Step-daughter, Louisa (12)  
04/04/1868 Miles Wetherill   Lancashire Salford (last) Mary Hammer  
04/04/1868 Timothy Faherty   Lancashire Salford (last) Rev Mr Plow  
04/04/1868 Frederick Parker   Yorkshire York Castle (last) Daniel Driscoll  
09/04/1868 John Mapp 35 Shropshire Shrewsbury (last) Catherine Lewis  
30/04/1868 Richard Bishop 21 Kent Maidstone (last) Alfred Cartwright (24)  
26/05/1868 Micheal Barrett   London & Middlesex Newgate (last) 7 in Clerkenwell explosion  
         
  (last) above indicates last public hanging at that location.      
         
  You may see references to Southamptonshire in old books - this is now called Hampshire.    
         
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Hi Tozzin

[I didn't hit 'reply' as it would have repeated your long list of executions.]

To avoid any confusion; I did not use the word 'spoof' myself. The hanging referred to in the poster/leaflet was indeed a real event. The point I was making is that it was not an official announcement, rather it was a satirical notice produced by the abolitionist movement about a real event. It highlighted the inhumanity and hypocrisy of hanging the 17-year-old girl.  

Cheers. 

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1 hour ago, tozzin said:

08/01/1853 Alfred Waddington Yorkshire York Castle poopydoo child

26th Aug 1852 

26 Aug 1852 Waddinton.jpeg

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48 minutes ago, John Russell said:

Hi Tozzin

[I didn't hit 'reply' as it would have repeated your long list of executions.]

To avoid any confusion; I did not use the word 'spoof' myself. The hanging referred to in the poster/leaflet was indeed a real event. The point I was making is that it was not an official announcement, rather it was a satirical notice produced by the abolitionist movement about a real event. It highlighted the inhumanity and hypocrisy of hanging the 17-year-old girl.  

 

Mea culpa: it was I who had introduced the word "spoof" into the thread, before you joined it I think.

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