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  • Champ Ferguson (Confederate guerrilla) (1821 - 1865)
    Samuel "Champ" Ferguson (November 29, 1821 – October 20, 1865) was a notorious Confederate guerrilla during the American Civil War. He claimed to have killed over 100 Union soldiers and pro-Union civ...
  • Hawley Harvey Crippen (1862 - 1910)
    Dr Hawley Harvey Crippen was an American, born in Michigan in 1862, who qualified as a doctor in 1885 and worked for a patent medicine company. He had come to England in 1900 and lived at 39 Hilldrop C...
  • Sir Nicholas Brembre, Lord Mayor of London (b. - 1388)
    Sir Nicholas Brembre was a wealthy magnate and a chief ally of King Richard II in 14th-century England. He was Lord Mayor of London in 1377, and again from 1383-5. Named a "worthie and puissant man of ...
  • Samuel Peyton [Convict "Alexander" 1788] (1768 - 1788)
    Samuel PEYTON was born c1768 (the 21st child of his parents William PAYTEN and Ann LEWIS) Samuel was convicted and sentenced to 7 years transportation. He arrived in Sydney Cove on 26/1/1788 on "Alex...
  • Tom Woolfolk (1860 - 1890)
    GRAVE See also - family grave He was convicted of killing nine family members with a short handled axe in Macon on the night of August 6, 1890. He was tried several times in Bibb and then Perry, Ge...

Death by Hanging is the suspension of a person by a noose or ligature around the neck.

Please add profiles of people who have died by hanging to this project.


1) Hanging has been used as a method of capital punishment since medieval times, and is the official execution method in numerous countries and regions.

2) Hanging is also a common method of suicide in which a person applies a ligature to the neck and brings about unconsciousness and then death by suspension.

notable hangmen

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