British Executions

Patrick Carey

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 8 May 1883

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Chester

Method: hanging

Executioner: William Marwood


Samuel Carlam and his common-law wife Mary Mohan, kept a lodging house at Smallwood, a village just outside Congleton, Cheshire. On 9th February they were found battered to death at the house, which had also been robbed. A hammer was found beside the bodies. The police soon learned that a tramp had been seen in the area carrying a large bundle shortly after the robbery was discovered. Police arrested Patrick Carey who was a father of four, and also known as John White. He was tried and convicted at Chester Assizes and sentenced to death.  He was hanged by William Marwood in Chester on the 8th May 1883.