Michael Barrett

Irish member of the Fenian Brotherhood

Michael Barrett was the last public hanging in the United Kingdom. He was convicted of the murder of Sarah Ann Hodgkinson, one of 12 victims of bombing in Clerkenwell, London. Barrett was publicly hanged May 26, 1868.

Michael Barrett
Born1841
Ederney, County Fermanagh, Ireland, UK
DiedMay 26, 1868(1868-05-26) (aged 26–27)
Newgate Prison, London
Cause of deathExecuted by hanging
Resting placeCity of London Cemetery
NationalityIrish
Known forInvolvement in the Clerkenwell explosion and being the last person publicly executed in England
Criminal penaltyDeath

Related pagesEdit

  • Frances Kidder, the last woman to be publicly hanged in the United Kingdom
  • Robert Smith (murderer), the last public hanging in Scotland and second-to-last public hanging in the United Kingdom