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  Amazon.com: "Lord High Executioner": Key Phrase page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The Lord High Executioner gaped at the sight in disbelief and then looked to his deputy in bewilderment.
Lord High Executioner: An Unashamed Look at Hangmen, Headsmen, and Their Kind by Howard Engel
free from anything like crime that when the late Lord High Executioner retired on a pension at the respect- able age of ninety-eight,...
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  Albert Pierrepoint
During the Second World War he was appointed as executioner by the US Military and was responsible for the hanging at the Shepton Mallet military prison in Somerset of several US soldiers for murder or rape, assisted by his nephew Albert.
John George Haigh[?], the Acid-bath murderer executed at Wandsworth on 10 August 1949 despite Mrs Durand-Deacon's gallstones and dentures being the only part of her not dissolved in acid.
Ruth Ellis, the last woman to be hanged in Britain, on 13 July 1955 for shooting her lover.
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 Rochdale Folk
John Ellis served for 23 years as a public executioner attending a total of 203 hangings before his retirement in 1924.
Ellis was born on the 4th of October at 18 Broad Lane in the Balderstone district of Rochdale.
Ellis, of course, played the executioner, adding to the appeal of the play, but attracting some controversy since there were some who considered his involvement inappropriate.
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 The Executioners.
The number 1 made all the preparations for the hanging from calculating the drop to placing the rope around the condemned prisoner's neck.The assistants duties were normally confined to escorting the prisoner to the scaffold and placing a strap around their legs.
The next executioner to carry out his work in Northern Ireland was John Ellis was a millworker who came from Rochdale.
Willis was from Manchester and acted mostly as assistant to Ellis and the Pierrepoints.
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 John Ellis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
John Ellis (executioner) (1874–1932), executioner in the employ of the British government in the early twentieth century.
John Raymond Ellis (1929–1994), Canadian Progressive Conservative MP John Ellis (UK politician) (born 1930), British Labour Party politician and MP for Bristol North West and for Brigg and Scunthorpe
John Ellis (Irish politician) (born 1952), Irish Fianna Fáil TD for Sligo-Leitrim
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 The Executioners List
John Ellis was a notably mild mannered man who ultimately committed suicide possibly through the stresses incurred by his job as hangman and possibly through the effects of the slump on his business as a barber.
In 1923 Ellis had the worst job of his career when he and Robert Baxter hanged Edith Jessie Thompson aged 28 on the 9th of January at Holloway for her part in the murder of her husband Percy who was stabbed to death by Frederick Bywaters.
John Vickers became the first man to die for a murder committed under the provisions of the Homicide Act of 1957 when he was hanged at Durham on the 23rd of July 1957.
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 Emily Swann
John was shouting, "I'll coffin him before morning." The neighbours heard the sounds of a struggle from inside the house.
Apparently, John had not expected to be reprieved but Emily had hoped that she would be and had had major mood swings in the condemned cell where she was guarded by a pair of warderesses 24 hours a day.
John was already on the trap, surrounded and supported by warders, with the white hood over his head when Emily was led in.
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 BBC News | UK | Hangman dropped for drinking
According to the chief warder, as his officers were handing over the prisoner's details Pierrepoint suddenly "opened a volley of abuse" at his assistant, John Ellis.
Ellis later wrote: "He rushed at me and knocked me out off the chair I was sat on.
Ellis claimed that he had advised Pierrepoint to drink less as it "gave the public the impression he had to drink to do his work".
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 John Ellis (executioner) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
John Ellis (October 4, 1874 – September 20, 1932) was a British executioner from 1901 to 1924.
Ellis committed suicide by cutting his throat in 1932.
He was said by his friends to have been unable to recover from the ordeal of executing Edith Thompson, and that the Thompson execution had also precipitated his retirement.
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 A Christmas Execution - John Eastwood (Sheffield) - 28th December 1923 
At Sheffield yesterday, John William Eastwood (39) was remanded charged with the murder of John Joseph Clark (48), who in the early hours of Sunday was found dying on his own doorstep.
On the day of the murder he had spent time in the Bay Horse chatting with Clark but something must have upset him because when he returned to his lodgings after closing time, he announced that "he was going to knock him up" and left the house with a hatchet.
John William Eastwood, chimney sweep and proprietor of the Bay Horse hotel, Sheffield was executed at Armley Jail, Leeds yesterday for the murder of John Joseph Clark, his workman, on July 29 last.
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 Winnipeg Police Service :: UD :: At the End of The Rope   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
In all his years as the "Official Executioner to the Dominion of Canada" the one hanging that Ellis was most happy to officiate at was that of Earle Leonard Nelson on January 13, 1928, at the Vaughan Street Jail in Winnipeg.
Ellis was now 71 years old and had either assisted at or performed over 600 executions throughout his career in England, the Middle East and Canada.
John Connearney for the murder of Quebec police officer Richard Laurent during an attempted arrest (he was eventually killed when he tried to escape from Laval Penitentiary in 1980).
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 Morality and Sex
On 1 March 1641/42 John Caseley and his wife Alice of Barnstable were sentenced for fornication before their marriage, he to be whipped, she to sit in the stocks.
On 4 June 1645 John Ellis of Sandwich was sentenced to be whipped at the public post for uncleaness with his wife before marriage, and his wife Elizabeth was sentenced to stand and watch his punishment.
John Holmes, the Messenger of the court, and in his account he claimed as due him £1 for ten weeks boarding of Granger, and £2/10 for executing Granger and eight beasts.
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 The English hangmen 1850 - 1964
John was also on the Home Office's approved list of executioners and assisted at 24 executions.
These included John Amery, who told Albert that he had always wanted to meet him, as we about to be led to the gallows at Wandsworth on the 19th December 1945 and "Lord Haw-Haw," real name William Joyce, at Wandsworth for treason on the 3rd of January 1946.
John Vickers became the first man to die for a murder committed under the provisions of the new Homicide Act of 1957 when he was hanged by Harry Allen at Durham on the 23rd of July 1957.
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 TIME.com: A Night's Work for Mr. Ellis -- Mar. 6, 1950 -- Page 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
From the prison records, Ellis gets the condemned man's height and weight, then computes the distance the victim must drop to meet the legal requirement that three cervical vertebrae be fractured or dislocated to snap the spinal cord and bring quick death.
Ellis does not see the prisoner until a few minutes before the hanging when he steps into the death cell, quietly says "good morning" and straps the man's arms behind his back.
After his assignment in Edmonton, Ellis stayed overnight in the jail, collected his fee (usually $100 a subject), then caught a train for Vancouver where two more convicted murderers are to be hanged this week.
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 Women in Plymouth Colony
At the same Court, John Done presented an inventory of the goodes and chattels of Martha Harding, deceased, who, in the behalfe of her son, was allowed the administrator of the said Martha.
John Holmes, of Plymouth, for three poundes sterl., and other consideracons to him in hand payd, to discharge the said Steephen Hopkins and the colony of the said Dorothy Temple and her child foreuer; and the said Dorothy is to serue all the residue of her tyme w
John Browne and Captaine Willett was appointed by the Court to apprehend Henery Hobson, o Road Iland, and to take cecuritie or his appeerance att the Court att Plymouth to answare for his derision of authoritie in counterfeiteing the solemnising of the marriage of Robert Whetocom and Mary Cudworth.
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 JOHN ELLIS FACTS AND INFORMATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
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 The Ultimate Crime
John Cronin was convicted at Sligo Winter Assizes on Saturday 12th December 1885, of the murder of his father, Thomas Cronin, at Longford after a family quarrel in October.
John Conway was a marine fireman convicted of the murder of nine year old Nicholas Martin.
John Crossland was an ex-soldier who was convicted of the murder of his wife, Ellen, at Blackburn.
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 Oliver Kamm: November 2006
John W. Sloan, in his excellent study The Reagan Effect: Economics and Presidential Leadership (1999, p.
Even as John Foster Dulles took to the pages of Life Magazine to condemn the young doctrine, the 1952 Republican platform was attacking the "negative, futile and immoral policy of 'containment'".
Arch hypocrite John Reid said on BBC tv this morning that the death sentence passed on Saddam Hussein was an 'achievement' for Iraq, he also claimed it was a sovereign decision for a sovereign nation.
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 Executions in Southern Ireland during the 20th century
Mountjoy’s first execution was that of John Toole in 1901.
Previously Dublin executions had been carried out at Kilmainham jail (in public up to 1868, on the first floor balcony over the main door) or at Newgate Prison in Green Street.
John Ellis carried out the hangings in Mountjoy prison, as he was the U.K.’s principal executioner at the time.
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 Edinburgh Evening News - Features - Evil drama in shadow of Playhouse   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
His name was John Lynch, 45, and he lived in the same block as Lesley.
Higgins offered no resistance on coming to the death platform to be met by executioner John Ellis, whose previous hangings included Jessie King, the notorious Stockbridge baby-farmer who accepted unwanted children for a fee, then murdered them.
In a bizarre twist, Higgins’ executioner Ellis, with 202 hangings to his credit, would take his own life - but not before he threatened to kill his wife and cut off his daughter’s head.
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 International Autograph Auctions
Together with John Ellis (1874-1932) British Executioner 1901-24, who hanged Dr H. Crippen at Pentonville Prison, 23rd November 1910.
Ellis ultimately committed suicide by cutting his throat.
A.L.S., one page, small 4to, Rochdale, 12th August 1924, to an unidentified assistant executioner, recommending that he write to the Prison Commissioners and continuing 'Pierrepoint will be able to take who he wants to Ireland, it is not fair taking someone that is not on the list.
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When the opera opens, the walls of the Great Violet City are lined with pictures of her serial suitors, all of whom have met their fate at the hands of the state executioner.
Calaf, a prince from another state, is confident of conquering Turandot, but his eventual success is achieved only after Turandot refuses to honour her promise, invokes state intervention, including the torture of Calaf's companions, and causes the death of Liu, the most tragic figure in the story.
Giacconi was the principal investigator (PI) of the program which discovered the first X-ray stars and the X-ray background in the 1960s and conceived of and led the implementation of the Uhuru and Einstein X-ray Observatories in the 1970s.
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 Fortnight : Issue 410
At Mass in the prison chapel on the morning of his execution, he receives his first and only communion in the Catholic faith, then refuses breakfast because he wants the Holy Sacrament to be his final earthly meal—a gothic Last Supper.
By legend he looks to heaven in his last words, pleading ‘Lord Jesus, receive my soul.’ Even his executioner, John Ellis, is impressed, later writing, ‘He appeared to me the bravest man it fell to my unhappy lot to execute,’ a faint echo of the Roman centurian’s belated encomium to the dying Christ.
And so to a quick-lime grave without the decency of a coffin, where Casement’s body reposes until his political resurrection in 1965 and the re-burial in Dublin’s Glasnevin cemetery, with all the spectacle of a state funeral.
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Indicted with DeLay were two of his associates, John Colyandro, former executive director of a Texas political action committee formed by DeLay, and Jim Ellis, who heads DeLay's national political committee.
John Perkins' book "Confessions of an Economic Hit Man" explains American foreign policy better than any of the academic tomes you might read on the subject.
Directed by Fernando Meirelles, of City of God fame, it is a thriller, a love story and a blistering attack on the drugs industry and the way it carelessly expends the lives of innocent citizens in the Third World in the quest for billion-dollar medicines to sell to the first world.
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 Live from the WTC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
John and Antonio provide a great translation of an article written by favorite Economics professor Xavier Sala i Martin.
He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty and perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.
John Hart was driven from his wife's bedside as she was dying.
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 pleasure as well as the pain, The Spectator, The - Find Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Following the gory death of Pedro Medina in the electric chair, during which flames shot out of the condemned man's head, the hot question on Florida's Death Row is whether this form of execution constitutes `cruel and unusual punishment', and should be deemed unconstitutional.
Between these extremes there is an ever-growing ritualisation - the presence of a priest, the change from public to private event, the search for greater efficiency - designed to distinguish execution from murder.
Betraying that strategy, however, is the character of the executioner.
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 Independent Women's Forum
I’ve noticed that media obviously would love John Edwards because he shares their views, might be a more durable candidate in a general election, and because (understandably) they want a good battle.
Next, in his career of "stalking lonely heiresses," Kerry found and married Theresa Heinz, whose fortune from her late husband Senator John Heinz of the ketchup family was in the oh about $700 million range.
But this is the way John Edwards summed up the case of a child born with cerebral palsy before a jury (in a Saturday NYT story).
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