EXECUTION

Judge’s Death Sentence quote
— Example Case

Industry & Idleness

TyBURN TREE

Body TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody


Changing Presentation

Body TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody

Outside the debtor’s door of Newgate Prison in London, opposite the Old Bailey, the hangman plies his trade with another client.


Prison Burial at Millbank

Section 3 

Phrenology TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody TextBody 


His body hung for an hour, and was taken down, and buried within the precincts of the gaol.
— The Execution of Ralph Joicey at Morpeth, 1846 - Durham County Advertiser 20th March 1846

Section 4:

"Crossroad burial was abolished by Act of Parliament in 1823. Official opposition to the practice was encouraged when George IV's carriage was held up by a crowd of spectators watching the burial of a suicide called Abel Griffiths, at the crossroad where London's Victoria Station now stands. By this time suicide was regarded with greater sympathy, while population growth and the development of transport meant that rural crossroads no longer seemed so remote. For a period following abolition, however, suicides could only be buried in graveyards between 9pm and midnight, and no ceremonies were allowed." http://www.archaeologyuk.org/ba/ba25/BA25FEAT.HTML 

The Burial of Suicides Act, 1823, specified that if a ruling of felo de se was found then the body should recieve a "private Interment...without any Stake being driven through the body."

 

Map of Crossroads burial site of Abel Griffiths. Map courtesy of Harvard Library Map Collections. We have marked the site with a red star. Map courtesy of  http://www.oldmapsonline.org/map/harvard/10202944 http://ids.lib.harvard.edu/ids/view/8982548?buttons=y

A rare group of
— ANON

GALLERIES

Afterlives gallery


SUGGESTED FURTHER READING

 

Listed Articles