British Executions

Peter Patterson

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: high treason

Date Of Execution: 5 Oct 1761

Crime Location:

Execution Place: unknown

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Monday, 5 October 1761 - Morpeth (Newcastle Journal)

Peter Patterson, of Shilvington, guilty of High treason - being concerned in a riot at Morpeth on 2nd March 1761, at which, according to the indictment, upwards of 500 were involved going about “arrayed in warlike manner with pistols, swords, scythes, staves and clubs.”