British Executions

Thomas Esay

Age: 17

Sex: male

Crime: horse stealing

Date Of Execution: 2 May 1719

Crime Location:

Execution Place: unknown

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


E  In Beaumaris Gaol the following information on Anglesey executions

appears as an exhibit:


           July   1468                            Seven brothers for murder, robbery and arson

           May  1654                             Margaret, daughter of Richard for witchcraft

S   2    May  1719                            Thomas Esay (17) of Beddgelert for horse stealing and                        other crimes.

Tu  2   May  1720                            Sian, daughter of Evan of Llandaniel for robbery

           April 1744                             Joseph and Robin, tinkers, robbing Llantysilio church

           May  1747                             An Irishman for attempted murder near Bodedern

           Sept  1785                             John Jones stole 3 sheep at Llanalgo

           May  1786                             John Ellise for housebreaking at Pontrypont

W  15 Sept  1830                             William Griffiths for attempted murder of his wife

F     4 April  1862                            Richard Rowland for murder of Richard Williams


I do not know the source of this information.  It appears to bear out five of the six potential hangings between 1735 and 1804 though with discrepancies in the names and crimes.