British Executions

William Simpson


Sex: male

Crime: Riot

Date Of Execution: 26 Dec 1766

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Reading

Method: hannging

Executioner: unknown


Eckland, Simpson & Shelton tried by a Special Commission at Reading. Friday, 26 December 1766 (Jackson?s Oxford Journal) The above three were tried with others by a Special Commission which sat in Reading, Salisbury and Gloucester to deal with the agricultural rioters in those areas. Another Commission sat in Norwich.