British Executions

William Fenwick

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: stealing

Date Of Execution: 13 Sep 1783

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Carlisle

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Saturday 13 September 1783 (Cumberland Packet)

William Fenwick (otherwise William Cunningham, otherwise William Hamilton) guilty of stealing 56 yards of printed calico (valued at £3.8/-) and a harden wrapper (valued at 6d), the property of John Scott the younger, in the dwelling house of Mary Armstrong, widow, in the parish of St Mary, Carlisle on 26th May 1783.

According to the registers for St Mary’s, Carlisle he was buried on the same day named as William Fenwick, alias Gunningham, alias Hamilton.