Northampton Mercury

Executed for Horse Stealing

Saturday, 27th September 1794

Wednesday, James Stanley was executed at Ilchester, for horse-stealing.

Having received one respite for a week, it was expected he would have been reprieved, and the execution was delayed through the humanity of Mr. Hyatt, the Under-Sheriff, till six in the evening.

Towards the last, he expressed great anxiety to be turned off, as all his own hopes of pardon had some time subsided. He was a gipsey, and a great number of that fraternity attended, who took away the body in a very handsome coffin.

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