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  Hanging - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The first well-known practitioner of "the drop" was William Calcraft, but his successor William Marwood (who was often quoted as saying "Calcraft hanged them, I execute them"), introduced the "long drop".
Marwood realised that each person required a different drop, based on the prisoner's weight, which would dislocate the cervical vertebrae resulting in "instantaneous" death.
Marwood also experimented with the positioning of the knot, and discovered that placing it under the left ear or under the angle of the left jaw would jerk the head backwards at the end of the drop and instantly sever the spinal cord and dislocate the cervical vertebrae.
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 William Marwood   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
William Marwood ( 1820 - 1883), a cobbler, of Church Lane, Horncastle, Lincolnshire, England at the age of 54 persuaded the governor of Lincoln prison to allow him to conduct an execution.
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 The English hangmen
Dr Edward William Pritchard drew an even bigger crowd, estimated at around one hundred thousand, when was hanged in Jail Square in Glasgow on the 28th of July 1865 for the murders of his wife and mother-in-law.
Marwood was a cobbler by trade who had, over the years taken a great interest in the "art" of hanging and felt that it could be improved.
Marwood travelled to Ireland from time to time and had the job of executing Joe Brady and four other members of the "Invincibles" gang for the murders in Phoenix Park Dublin of Lord Frederick Cavendish and Thomas Harry Burke the Permanent Under Secretary for Ireland.
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Vergebens, Marwood, suchen Sie alle Waffen hervor, mit welchen Sie sich erinnern, gegen mich sonst glücklich gewesen zu sein.
Sie ist es!--Marwood, wie haben Sie sich unterstehen können-- Marwood.
Sie kostet mir mein Vermögen, meine Ehre, mein Glück-- Marwood.
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 William Marwood - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
William Marwood ( 1820 – 1883), a cobbler, of Church Lane, Horncastle, Lincolnshire, England at the age of 54 persuaded the governor of Lincoln prison to allow him to conduct an execution.
The efficient way in which he conducted the hanging of William Frederick Harry (or Horry) without a hitch on 1 April 1874 assisted him in being appointed hangman by the Sheriffs of London and Middlesex, for which he was paid a retainer of £20 a year plus £10 per execution.
Charles Peace, the archetypal Victorian burglar and murderer, whose name struck terror in the hearts of everyone at the time.
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 GENUKI: Executions at Durham, 1732-1909
1848 - March 25, William Thompson, for the murder of John Shirley, head whipper-in to the Duke of Cleveland, near Barnardcastle, on the 2nd February.
1875 - August 2, Elizabeth Pearson, for the murder of her uncle, W.Watson, at Staindrop; William McHugh, for the murder of Thomas Mooney, at Barnardcastle; and Michael Gilligan, for the murder of John Kilcran, at Darlington.
1891 - December 22, John William Johnson, for the murder of Margaret Addison, at Hetton, on the 31st.
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 William Congreve
The "rake" (from "rake-hell") is a type of Restoration comedy character we have not yet encountered in early literature except for John Wilmot, the earl of Rochester and perhaps the living model for "Mr.
Marwood, is motivated to aid Fainall, though she hates him, because she has been offended by Millamant's careless taunts about her age and by overhearing Mrs.
Marwood convinces Lady W. that the press coverage of the trial would humiliate the family.
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Vergebens, Marwood, suchen Sie alle Waffen hervor, mit welchen Sie sich erinnern, gegen mich sonst gluecklich gewesen zu sein.
Sie ist es!--Marwood, wie haben Sie sich unterstehen koennen-- Marwood.
Sie kostet mir mein Vermoegen, meine Ehre, mein Glueck-- Marwood.
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 Letter from the Executioner - William Marwood - C194(1)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Addressed to the Governor of the Dundee County Prison, this letter from renowned English-born executioner William Marwood asks that the governor consider using his services for an upcoming execution in Dundee.
Marwood, by trade a cobbler, designed the scaffold drop platform whereby death was instantaneous for the hanged person, rather than the slow choking process which had been commonly used before.
His belief that for humane reasons, criminals should not be choked to death, turned his attention to developing different methods.
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 Casebook: Jack the Ripper - An Appointment with the Hangman
Marwood told Berry that it was essential to give the prisoner confidence and assure him that his end would be swift.
He knew that Marwood had taught him a great deal and instilled in him the idea that the executioner's job was in no way degrading or dishonourable.
He improved on Marwood's rough table of `drops' by practising with bags of cement and he pressed for the standardising of prison gallows and trap doors.
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 The Ultimate Crime
William Clark was sentenced to death at Lincoln Assizes on 8th March, for the murder of Henry Walker, a gamekeeper at Norton Disney, in February.
William Cassidy and his wife had been married for many unhappy years and after a series of rows, he decided to be rid of her.
William Crossley, sometimes known as William Sellers was a labourer in an iron foundry and lived in a large cottage at Burnley with fifty six year old Mary Ann Allen, and five other people.
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 The Ultimate Crime
William Mobbs was hanged by William Calcraft on March 28th 1870 in Aylesbury.
William McHugh was sentenced to death at Durham Assizes on 13th July for the murder of Thomas Mooney at Barnard Castle.
Marks was hanged by William Marwood in Horsemonger Lane on the 2nd Januray 1877 at the age of twenty three.
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 List of Names
William K Gliddon  (son of Mary Ann Kelly 1841 and William Gliddon)
William George Kelly,  (son of Thomas William Kelly 1859 and Ellen Williams Puncher)
William Francis Bennett  (husband of Annie Nicholls Kelly 1892)
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 GREAT BRITISH PIERS - PIER TOWNS - TORBAY INDEX   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The military conquest of England by William, duke of Normandy, primarily effected by his decisive victory at the Battle of Hastings (Oct. 14, 1066), and resulting ultimately in profound political, administrative, and social changes in the British Isles.
William III of Orange, 1650—1702, was born in The Hague eight days after the death of his father from smallpox.
William Shakespeare was born to John Shakespeare and mother Mary Arden some time in late April 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon.
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 The English hangmen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Binns was perhaps one of the least successful British hangman only holding the job as principal for a year although he had assisted Marwood at executions.
He was succeeded by his two sons William and John who had assisted him at various hangings.
William Henry Kennedy was hanged on the 31
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 Presentation 484, Lament for Marwood | Burning Word   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
It is raining now, in quiet little drops, and Marwood, the hangman of England, is dead.
Marwood's fl box is sunk in a grave, his skeleton of ebony and ash is ancient earth.
Marwood, hear the gulls cry out Marwood, the hangman of England is dead.
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 The British female hanged 1868 - 1955
Those hanged prior to 1874 when William Marwood took over from Calcraft, were given a short drop and typically died by slow strangulation.
She asked for a Maltese Cross to be put on the wall of the execution chamber and this wish was granted - it remained there until the room was dismantled in 1967.
55 year old Churchill was hanged by William Marwood at Taunton for the murder of her husband.
www.richard.clark32.btinternet.co.uk /femhang.html   (2793 words)

 Screen reader bei eLexi - das Onlinelexikon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
William Francis Buckley (May 30, 1928–June 3, 1985) was a U.S. Army officer and intelligence agency operative.
William Marwood (1820 - 1883), a cobbler, of Church Lane, Horncastle, Lincolnshire, England at the age of 54 persuaded the governor of Lincoln prison to allow him to conduct an execution.
William Buckley is the name of two Americanss:
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 The history of judicial hanging in Britain   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Calcraft retired in 1874 and was replaced by William Marwood.
Constance Kent who confessed to murdering her brother when she was 16 had her death sentence commuted to life in prison in 1865 due to her age at the time of her crime.
The first private hanging in Britain was that of eighteen year old Thomas Wells who was hanged by William Calcraft at Maidstone Prison on the 13th August 1868 for shooting his boss, the station master, at Dover Priory railway station.
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 William Marwood - Public Executioner   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
William Marwood who lived for a short time in Queen Street when he first came to Horncastle in the mid 1850s was Executioner for the United Kingdom from 1872 to his own death in 1883.
Born at Goulceby in 1818, third son of ten children, his small shop was first in Cagthorpe and then in Church Lane, and his last home was 64 Foundry Street.
Marwood's letter to the Governor of Lincoln Castle 1876
www.horncastleuk.com /history/famous_marwood.htm   (215 words)

 John 'Babbacombe' Lee - The Man They Could Not Hang   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
He was, like fellow hangman, Marwood, satisfied with his 'calling'.
By 1901, Mary Blatchford was a Domestic Housekeeper for the Devon Clay Merchant, William Watts, at The Firs, at Wolborough in Newton Abbot.
He was essentially an aristocratic type of late 19th century Whig, with a remarkable capacity for popular campaign fighting.
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 Devon 1881
William F. JOSLIN b.1855 Cattedown, living in 1881at Fort House, Plymouth St. Charles.
William JOSLIN b.1861 Barnstaple, living in 1881at Whiehall Mill Marwood.
William JOSLIN b.1872 Beaford, living in 1881at West Dodscott, St Giles in the Wood.
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 Pauline's melbpc blog
Marwood of Yorkshire and Durham U.K.- Australia Jarvie of Dunbartonshire-Coatbridge-Australia Johnston of Workington Cumberland Ruse of Essex/Cambridgeshire/Australia O'Donohue of Galway/Australia Moloney of Galway/Australia Leach of Manchester UK/Australia and last but not least, Mary Ann Parker daughter of Henry Parker b.
she was born in 1883 in England daughter of Henry Parker who had died before 1904.m 1904 to Herbert Marwood in Hartlepool UK.
She was my Grandmother, She immigrated to Australia in about 1925 with her two daughters Connie and Daisy, joining her two sons William Marwood and Henry Herbert Marwood in Melbourne.
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 Horncastle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
On this same building is a 'Tom Thumb's House' on its roof, a ridge tile made in the old Horncastle brickyard.
Horncastle's most famous resident was William Marwood, public executioner known locally as.
There is a wax model of William Marwood in Madame Tussauds in London.
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 GENUKI: Whitby Parish, Directory of Trades and Professions for 1890
Marwood Christopher (Rowland and Marwood), shipowner, and manager and secretary to the International Line Steamship Co., Ltd., 3 St. Hilda's terrace
Estill William (and grocer), 1 and 2 Raglan terrace
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 Genealogy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Marwood I have begin this genealogy with a link to William Marwood of Horncastle Lincolnshire (1820 - 1883).
William was Chief Executioner in England for a number of years.
This page contains only the link to William Marwood and a link to Horncastle Lincolnshire.
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 Jeff Knaggs - Genealogy - North Yorkshire 1891 Census
Wright, William - Head - M 61 - Jet Jeweller, Justice of the Peace for North Riding of the County of York - YKS, Whitby
Marwood, Lucy Eveline - Daur - 9 - Scholar - YKS, Whitby
Marwood, Eliza Mary - Sister - S 57 - Living on her own means - YKS, Whitby
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 GENUKI: Barnard Castle Baptisms 1813-1837 (A-C)
ALDERSON, William - Benjamin + Ellen of Westwick, Husbandman, 14 Jul 1821
ATKINSON, William - Hodgson + Isabella of Marwood Grange, Farmer, 27 Oct 1820
BARNETT, William - William + Barbara of Cotherstone, Weaver, 29 Dec 1826
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The following is a list of Presidents of the Society since its formation -.
1927 Sir William Marwood K.C.B. Major John E M Ruffer
1927 Sir William Marwood K.C.B. 1983 Major John E M Ruffer
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 Classical Music: Virginia ()   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
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Evidence that one can make a musical about anything, Exhibit A: As one might expect, the whole concept of making a musical about the creation and signing of the Declaration of Independence was greeted in the late 1960s with, well, ridicule.
Dominick Argento, Giovanni Battista Buonamente, Elliott Carter, Henry Cowell, William Flanagan, Ricky Ian Gordon, Richard Hundley, Gary Schocker, Mary Ann Hart and Dennis Helmrich
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