British Executions

William Palmer

Age: 32

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 14 Jun 1856

Crime Location: Talbot Arms Hotel, Rugeley

Execution Place: Stafford Gaol

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


William Palmer murdered John Parsons Cook.

They were both gamblers. When William Palmer lost all his money and John Parsons Cook won alot at the Shrewsbury Races he poisoned him with antimony and stole his winnings.