British Executions

Robert Thompson

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: horse stealing

Date Of Execution: 17 Sep 1791

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Carlisle

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Saturday 17 September 1791 (Cumberland Packet)

Robert Thompson guilty of stealing a black mare (valued at £20), the property of John Turner, in the parish of St Mary, Carlisle on 1st July 1790.

His execution, as James Thompson, is reported in the Cumberland Packet.   

According to the registers for St Mary’s, Carlisle Thompson (age 53) was buried on 17 September.