British Executions

Samuel Thoday

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 10 Apr 1777

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Cheshire

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Thursday, 10 April 1777 (Shrewsbury Chronicle)

Samuel Thoday for the murder of Ann Smith at Congleton: cutting off her head and limbs,  throwing them in a stream apart from the portion he is said to have eaten.  After execution his body was hanged in chains on Congleton Heath.