Ely 1735 - 1799
62 death sentences have been traced which led to 17 executions being carried out.
They were at Ely unless otherwise specified.
Year Name Crime Execution date
1736 Thomas See  Horse theft F  24 September 
Hanged at Wisbech
1737 Mary Bird P/T murder of husband, John F  1 July 
Burned at Ely
1740 Thomas Higgins &  Riot at Wisbech S  13 September 
" William Organer  Riot at Wisbech S  13 September 
Both hanged at Wisbech
1749 Amy Hutchinson  P/T murder of husband, John Tu.  7 November 
Burned at Ely
" John Juckers (Vickers) Murder of his wife, Mary Tu.  7 November 
1757 John Freeman  Murder of Joseph Stott Tu.  11 October 
1768 Edward Mallett  Horse theft S  19 November 
1783 Thomas Eaton  Arson W  17 September 
Hanged at Littleport
1786 Simon Norris  Sheep theft S  22 April 
" William Russell  Highway robbery S  29 April 
1787 Solomon Tuck  Murder of John Saunders S  7 April 
Bartholomew Quailn was tried at the Summer Assizes of 1790 for the murder of his wife
The jury brought in a special verdict, i.e. he was found guilty of the crime but  
could not decide whether the crime was murder or manslaughter
The case was referred to the King's Bench where he was found guilty of murder
He was hanged on Kennington Common in Surrey on Monday 7th February 1791.
1795 James Cully,    Murder of William Marriott S  24 October  
" Michael Quin, Murder of William Marriott S  24 October  
" Thomas Quin & Murder of William Marriott S  24 October  
" Thomas Markin Murder of William Marriott S  24 October  
All hanged at Wisbech, Cully & Michael Quin afterwards in chains
1796 Edward Freeman Rape of schoolgirl S  6 August