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date: 25 February 2021

Brandon, Richardlocked

(d. 1649)
  • Basil Morgan


Brandon, Richard (d. 1649), common hangman and probable executioner of Charles I, was the son of Gregory Brandon, whom he succeeded in the post of common hangman. His father was certainly hangman of London by 1611, when he was living in Rosemary Lane, Whitechapel...

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London Metropolitan Archives
, 63 vols. (1885–1900), suppl., 3 vols. (1901); repr. in 22 vols. (1908–9); 10 further suppls. (1912–96); (1993)