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Col Daniel Axtell

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Col Daniel Axtell

  • Birth 26 May 1622
  • Death 19 Oct 1660 Tyburn, Metropolitan Borough of Birmingham, West Midlands, England
  • Burial Non-Cemetery Burial, Specifically: beheaded, drawn and quartered. No burial
  • Memorial ID 58714973

My paternal 8th great uncle

Daniel Axtell was a colonel under Cromwell, and he was executed for his share in the death of Charles 1st. He was hanged at Tyburn by Charles II and drawn and quartered.

Portrait is of Daniel Axtell 1622-1660

A transcript of selections from the Trial and Execution of Col. Daniel Axtell in October 1660. An Exact and Impartial Accompt Of the Indictment, Arraignment, Tryal, and Judgment (according to Law) of Twenty Nine Regicides, The Murtherers of His Late Sacred Majesty Of Most Glorious Memory...; London: Andrew Crook & Edward Powel, 1660. 329 pages.

The entire transcript of his trial and conviction are available at www.axtellfamily.org/axfamous/regicide/DanielAxtellTrial1660.htm

The following, from the transcription describes the last days events.

Tuesday following, being the sixteenth of October, Master John Cook, and Mr. Hugh Peters, were about the same hour carried on two Hurdles to the same place, and executed in the same manner, and their Quarters returned in like manner to the place whence they came. The Head of John Cook is since set on a Pole on the North-East end of Westminster-Hall (on the left of Mr. Harrison's) looking towards London; and the head of Mr. Peters on London-Bridg. Their Quarters are exposed in like manner upon the tops of some of the City Gates.

Wednesday, October 17, about the hour of nine in the morning, Mr. Thomas Scot, and Mr. Gregory Clemen, were brought in several Hurdles; and about one hour after Master Adrian Scroop and Mr. John Jones together in one Hurdle were carried to the same place, and suffered the same death, and were returned and disposed of in the like manner.

Mr. Francis Hacker, and Mr. Daniel Axtel, were on Friday the 19th of October, about the same time of the morning, drawn on one Hurdle from Newgate to Tiburn, and there both Hanged; Mr. Axtel was Quartered, and returned back, and disposed as the former; but the Body of Mr. Hacker was, by his Majesties great favour, given entire to his Friends, and buried.

Axtell went to his execution unrepentant declaring "If I had a thousand lives, I could lay them all down for the [Good Old] Cause


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  • Added: 15 Sep 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 58714973
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Col Daniel Axtell (26 May 1622–19 Oct 1660), Find A Grave Memorial no. 58714973, ; Maintained by InSearchOf (contributor 47282406) Non-Cemetery Burial, who reports a beheaded, drawn and quartered. No burial.