Felons of Hamilton,Haldimand and Brant

Copyrighted 2000 by John D. Ayre Simcoe Ontario, Indexed 2002 by Eric Marsh

Public Executions 1828 to 1859 

The following names were extracted from the book, along with a few cryptic remarks. If you find your surname you should request the book through interlibrary loan (usually very inexpensive) or purchase a copy from the Brant County Museum-in-the-Square.

Name

Comments

Pages

Michael Vincent

Executed in Hamiltom in 1828 for the Murder of His Wife

1 thru 6

Christopher Alexander Hagerman

Judge at Trial of Micheal Vincent

1 thru 6

 

John Rolph

Counsel for Micheal Vincent

1 thur 6

John Beverly Robinson

Attorney General of Upper Canada and Prosecutor of Micheal Vincent

1 thru 6

Dr. William Case

Witness for the Coroner

1 thru 6

John Blowes

Executed in Haldimand County in 1855 for the Murder of John Nelles

7 thru 14

George King

Executed in Haldimand County in 1855 for the Murder of John Nelles

7 thru 14

William Bryson

Convicted of Murder in Haldimand County in 1855, sentenced to Hang, Commuted to Life

7 thru 14

John Hamilton Nelles

Murdered near Cayuga 1854

7 thru 14

Mrs Augustine Nelles

Wife of John Nelles

7 thru 14

Lucy Humphrey

Sister of Mrs Nelles

7 thru 14

George Gibson

InnKeeper in Cayuga

7 thru 14

William Ewart

County Constable

7 thru 14

Justice Archibald MacLean

Judge

7 thru 14

Richard Martin QC

Prosecutor

7 thru 14

Mr Start

Counsel for the Defence

7 thru 14

Thomas Graham

InnKeeper, Witness for the Prosecution

7 thru 14

Sheriff Martin

Oversaw Execution

7 thru 14

Mr Harcourt

Executioner

7 thru 14

Richard Over

Executed in Brant County in 1859 for the Murder of Lancelot Adams

15 thru 18

John Moore

Executed in Brant County in 1859 for the Murder of Lancelot Adams

15 thru 18

Lancelot Adams

Murdered in 1859

15 thru 18

Joseph A. Armstrong

Turned Crown Witness and recieved Life sentence

15 thru 18

George Robinson VanNorman QC

Prosecutor

15 thru 18

Chief Justice William Henry Draper

Presiding Judge

15 thru 18

 Sheriff Smith

Oversaw Execution

15 thru 18

John Mitchell (aka John Meehan)

Executed in Hamilton in 1859 for the Murder of Spouse Eliza Webb

21 thru 24

Eliza Webb

Spouse of John Mitchell Murder Victim

21 thru 24

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