British Executions

William Saville

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 15 Mar 1790

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Chelmsford

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Monday, 15 March 1790 at Manuden

William Saville found guilty on an indictment for the murder of Thomas Bray in the parish of Manuden on 25th October 1789 by knocking him to the ground and striking him on the head and chest with a stick (called a Hodge stake).  Afterwards his body was hanged in chains there.