Date Of Execution: 26 Jul 1779
Execution Place: Nottinghamshire
Monday, 26 July 1779 (Leicester and Nottingham Journal)
John Spencer for the murder of William Yeadon, keeper of Scrooby Toll-bar, and his mother, Mary, at the Toll-bar on 3rd July 1779 fracturing their skulls by beating them with hedgestake. Afterwards his body was hanged in chains at Scrooby near the murder spot.