British Executions

Joseph Matcham

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 1 Jan 1780

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Alconbury

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Huntingdonshire case of Joseph Matcham, a soldier who committed a murder in 1780 then went abroad and returning after six years gave himself up for the murder and was hanged at Huntingdon:  afterwards his body was hanged in chains at Alconbury