British Executions

Valerie Coffre

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 11 Jul 1796

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Gallows Hill, Winchester

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Valerie Coffre (aged 22) a Prisoner-of-War, guilty of the murder of Nicholas Chartier.  It is reported that he asked Chartier a question about his complexion and on receiving an indecent answer, though jocularly given, he stabbed him with a large knife.  He was taken from the County Gaol at 5 o’clock in the morning by postchaise to Porchester Castle where he was hanged.