Bosavern Penlez

Bosavern Penlez (1726–1749) was a British wig maker who was convicted and executed for rioting along with co-defendant John Wilson. He was sentenced to death and thus hanged on 18 October 1749.

Bosavern is believed to have been mistakenly identified, although he was present at the time of the murder. Penlez was the subject of a 55-page treatise by Henry Fielding entitled "The Case of the Unfortunate Bosavern Penlez" that year. Penlez was given a proper burial after a last-minute attempt to save him failed. Provided by Wikipedia

by Penlez, Bosavern
Published 1749