Date Of Execution: 2 Aug 1875
Execution Place: Durham
Twenty two year old Michael Gillingham was a respectable young man who was sentenced to death at Durham Assizes by Baron Huddlestone, for the murder of John Kiegoam, a young Irishman. Without any provocation, Kiegoam was set upon by a gang of six youths at Darlington on 10 April, and witnesses testified they saw Gillingham strike the man about the head with a sharp instrument, which punctured his brain over the eyebrow. The execution was carried out in Durham on the 2 August 1875.