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1789: Ford, unfortunate wretch

August 4th, 2019 Headsman

This story hails from Dublin by way of the New York Daily Gazette, Oct. 31 1789:

On this day..

Entry Filed under: 18th Century,Capital Punishment,Common Criminals,Crime,Death Penalty,Execution,Hanged,Ireland,Public Executions

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One thought on “1789: Ford, unfortunate wretch”

  1. Hussein Horack says:

    Hanged for robbery? Poor sod!

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