Are there any on-line sources for UK executions? I am looking for information about the demise of a man called John Thorne (also known as 'Jack the Painter') who was paid the sum of £20 to design and cut-out the Alton Barnes white horse. In the event, Thorne sub-contracted the excavation work to John Harvey of Stanton St Bernard, and then absconded with the money that had been provided by a local gentleman farmer. It is said that Thorne was eventually hanged for other crimes, but I have been unable to find details of the hanging in any of the on-line newspapers. I am assuming that the execution would have taken place between 1812 and about 1830.