British Executions

John Scott

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 29 Jul 1774

Crime Location:

Execution Place: York

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


John Scott was convicted of the murderof Hannah Stocks.

They had been living together for nearly four years and had a child of about that age. Hannah Stocks became pregnant again and about 6 months into the term John Scott attempted to give her an abortion by getting her to drink a quantity of bitter apple which she pretended to drink .

He then mixed up some arsenic with treacle and put it on the point of a knofe and said that if she did not take it that he would stab her.

see Derby Mercury - Friday 29 July 1774