British Executions

John Spencer

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 26 Jul 1779

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Nottinghamshire

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


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.