John Horwood was born in a cottage at Hanham Mills to Thomas Horwood and his Orkney-born wife. The youngest out of ten children, John became involved in the coal-mining industry. It was the district’s principal industry, and even though his family was fully involved, John only worked in it for two years.
On Friday 13th April, 1821 John Horwood was the first person to be hanged at Bristol New Gaol, above the gatehouse entrance, three days after his 18th birthday, for the murder of Eliza Balsum,
But that wasn't the end of his story. Find out what happened to him next in this macabre episode.
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