British Executions

Ann Giles


Sex: male

Crime: Arson

Date Of Execution: 21 Mar 1761

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Reading

Method: hannging

Executioner: unknown


Saturday, 21 March 1761 (Bath Chronicle) Ann Giles indicted for arson in maliciously setting fire to and burning a barn, the property of James Paylon, in the parish of Speen on 17th December 1760. Her burial is recorded in the Burial Register for the parish of Speen on 25th March 1761 (a Wednesday) so she was probably hanged on the preceding Saturday. The entry is annotated ?hanged for setting fire to a barn?.