British Executions

William Sanson

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: rioting

Date Of Execution: 13 Jun 1795

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Sussex

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


William Sanson for rioting at Bishopstone on 17th April: stealing 3 bottles of rum (valued at 6/6) in the dwelling house of Thomas Barton as well as hempen sacks and wheat flour (valued at £10) the property of Thomas Barton and Edmund Catt.  These executions followed the Special Commission held for the trial of rioters at which they were the only recipients of death sentences