British Executions

James Dunn

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: horse stealing

Date Of Execution: 1 Sep 1792

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Carlisle

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Saturday 1 September 1792 (Cumberland Packet)

James Dunn guilty of stealing a black mare (valued at £7), the property of Alexander M’Williams, in the parish of St Bees on 5th February 1792.

The newspaper report of the execution refers to him as Dunn (alias Ryley, alias Kyle). The registers of St Mary’s, Carlisle record, on 1 September, the burial of “James Dunn (age 50), executed this day for horse stealing”.