British Executions

William Derrick

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: highway robbery

Date Of Execution: 4 Sep 1740

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Gallows Field, Ilchester

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


William Derrick guilty of the highway robbery of Ann Isoedland: robbing her of a cloak (valued at 2/-).

The Sherborne Mercury reports “Bristol 6th September” “Wednesday last York, Millard and 5 others were hanged at Ilchester, and lists the four above-named.  If the report is correct then another three also hanged.  I have 5 names of convicts for whom no reprieve has been traced.  These are: