British Executions

Thomas John

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 31 Mar 1784

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Carmarthenshire

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Wednesday, 31 March 1784

Thomas John on 8 March 1784 in the parish of Llanegwad mixed and mingled 4

scruples of white arsenic with honey and water and gave it to his infant daughter, Elizabeth aged 6 years intending to poison her.  Elizabeth was sick and distempered from 8 o'clock in the morning till 11 o'clock when she died (WALES 4/745/3).

Death sentence passed on Monday 29 March (WALES 14/5 ).