died in the gaol for this borough

On Tuesday about 4 o’clock died in the gaol for this borough, John Smithson, alias Smith, a convict under sentence of death for Forgery, and who was to have been executed today. He was about 39 years of age, born in Northumberland, by profession a fire-engine-maker, was a decent looking, well behaved young man; he persisted to deny his guilt of the fact for which he was to die to the last.