British Executions

John Desmont

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 9 Mar 1778

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Gallows Hill, Winchester

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


John Desmont and Joseph Maseley guilty of the murder of Thomas Holland.  They were hanged in the parish of Exton near the spot where the murder took place.  Afterwards Maseley’s body was placed in chains and he was gibbeted there:  Desmont.s body was sent for dissection.