Added by Dognose on 21st June 2020
"At a public execution outside the Old Bailey in February 1807, the crowd was so great that the resulting crush killed twenty-seven people, one being 16-year-old William Guest, the son of Thomas Guest:
Detail recorded at the inquest:
William Guest, deceased, a boy sixteen years old, was recognised by his father, Mr. Thomas Guest, silversmith, No.67, Red Lion-street, Holborn, who stated, that the youth drank tea with him on Sunday evening, when witness heard him say he was going to see the execution. Witness saw him dead in the sailor's ward, St. Bartholomew's Hospital. The deceased was an apprentice to Jackson and Thompson, Engravers, Gutter-lane, Cheapside."
Source: The Morning Post - 27th February 1807