British Executions

Thomas Colley

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 24 Aug 1751

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Gallows Hill, Ware Road, Hertford

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Saturday, 24 August 1751  (various Newgate Calendars)

Thomas Colley, chimney sweeper of the parish of Tring found guilty of, with others unknown, the murder of Ruth Osborn by dragging and pulling her through a pond so that she with the water and mud in the pool was suffocated and instantly died in the parish of Tring on 22nd April 1751.  Ruth Osborn was a suspected witch  He was executed and afterwards his body was hanged in chains at Gubblecut.