British Executions

Patrick ODonnell

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 17 Dec 1884

Crime Location:

Execution Place: unknown

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Patrick O'Donnell was an Irishman who was convicted at the Central Criminal Court in November for the murder of James Carey. The murdered man was an informer whose testimony had sent five men to the gallows in Dublin for the Phoenix Park Murders. Carey was being escorted from Capetown to Port Elizabeth on board the ship 'Melrose'. O'Donnell had boarded the vessel and shot the informer while at sea on 30 July. He was hanged by Binns and Alfred Archer on the 17th December 1884 at Newgate.  He was twenty eight when he died..