British Executions

Cornelius Gorton

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 20 Apr 1787

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Glamorganshire

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Friday, 20 April 1787 Stalling Down, Cowbridge

Cornelius Gorton (otherwise Gordon) in the parish of Llantylian ? on 10 April 1787 assaulted his wife, Ann, with a shovel striking her on the side of her head so that she instantly died (WALES 4/626/5).