British Executions

William Smith

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 15 Aug 1753

Crime Location:

Execution Place: York

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


William Smith, of Great Broughton, guilty of the murder of Thomas Harper, William Harper (his son) and Ann Harper (his daughter or daughter-in-law) in the parish of Ingleby Greenhow on 20th April 1753.  They died after eating a cake in which arsenic had been mixed.