British Executions

Cornelius York

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: highway robbery

Date Of Execution: 4 Sep 1740

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Gallows Field, Ilchester

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


John Millard and Cornelius York guilty of the highway robbery of Jonathan Jones: robbing him of 1/7.  After execution  Millard’s body was hanged in chains on Bedminster Down whilst that of York was hanged in chains on Brislington Common.