Convicted but not Hanged

This is the index for those convicted of murder, but were reprieved or sentenced to alternative punishment.

1830 Thomas Hassall Sentenced to death for the murder of Sarah Chesters, but sentence was commuted to transportation for life

1836 Thomas Birchenough Convicted for being an accessory after the fact for the murder of his infant son, after being found not guilty of murder. Tried alongside Louisa Plant

1836 Louisa Plant,aged 17 as above, convicted for the murder of her infant son, commuted almost immediately

1838 Dinah Jones, sentenced to death alongside Ann Byrom, for infanticide, although the cases were not connected

1838 Ann Byrom sentenced to death for the murder of her illegitimate child, commuted to 5 years hard labour

1841 Ann Rathbone Sentenced to death for the murder of her new born female child – commuted to transportation for life.

1841 Robert Sandys sentenced to death for the murder of his child, commuted

1842 Elizabeth Barrett Single servant sentenced to death for the murder of her daughter – commuted to Transportation for life

1843 James Ford, for the murder of Samuel Shaw. Sentenced to Death, then Commuted

1854 Sarah Featherstone for the murder of her child. Sentenced to Death then cummuted to life imprisonment

1859 Danks and Bolton, Danks and Bolton, poachers convicted for the murders of two gamekeepers. Sentenced to death and then commuted

1864 Salome Marsh for the murder of her child; sentenced to Death then commuted

1869 a>James MacDonald sentenced to death for the murder of a fellow navvy

1872 Charles Field. Setenced to death for the murder of his wife, but found to be insane and reprieved

1878 Ellen Heeson for the murder of her mother and two daughters at Warrington – sentenced to Death then commuted

1879 Thomas Sherratt, sentenced to death for the murder of his wife, then reprieved

1881 Ann Smith for the murder of her illegitimate child, sentenced then reprieved

1881 William Osman sentenced to death for the murder of his wife, then reprieved
1886 Robert Travis – convicted and then reprieved for the murder of Janr McIntyre

1894 Margaret Deakin sentenced to death for the murder of her lodger, Mary Heald

1904 Robert Marshall Cockayne – sentenced to death for the murder of his wife, then reprieved

1906 Denis MacNamee – sentenced to death for the murder of his 2 year old daughter, reprieved.

1907 Thomas Parrett, 16 year old sentenced to death then reprieved, for the murder of Albert Birtles

1907 George Huxham</a> labourer sentenced to death for the murder of

1909 Pietro Castagh for the murder of Angelo Davids at Stockport

1910 Alfred Ernest Derrick convicted for the murder of Hannah Mitchells at Stalybridge, failed in his appeal, but then reprieved

1914 Elizabeth Reeve, for the murder of her husband

1928 William Dobson – sentenced to death for the murder of Hannah White, reprieved on appeal

1944 Joseph Roscoe Gibbons for the murder of Mary Waters, sentenced to death and then reprieved following a successful appeal

1945 Harold Neville Potts convicted for the murder of his parents, but was only 17 at the time

1949 Gordon Scarratt,18, sentenced to death for the murder of his grandmother, then reprieved

1949 Henry Taylor. Sentenced to death for the murder of 13 year old Pearl Cowman, reprieved on Christmas Eve