Arthur William Hodge

Arthur William Hodge

Virgin Islands Murderer
Born 1763

Arthur William Hodge was a plantation farmer, member of the Council and Legislative Assembly, and slave owner in the British Virgin Islands, who was hanged on 8 May 1811, for the murder of one of his slaves. He was the first West Indian slave owner to be executed for the murder of a slave considered his property, and perhaps the only British West Indian slave owner, or British subject, to be executed for murdering his slave.… Read More

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1763 Birth Born in 1763.


In 1811, Hodge was indicted for the murder of a single male slave, part of his estate, named Prosper. … Read More
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