In 1734, Alice Riley became the first person to be executed in the colony of Georgia. The servant was tried and convicted, alongside fellow servant, Richard White, for the murder of their master.
Were the two guilty of planning and carrying out the murder? Or were they convicted because of Irish-Catholic prejudice in the colony?
The Murder of William Wise: An Examination of Indentured Servitude, Anti-Irish Prejudice, and Crime in Early Georgia
Author(s): Julie Anne Sweet
Source: The Georgia Historical Quarterly, Vol. 96, No. 1 (SPRING 2012), pp. 1-23 Published by: Georgia Historical Society
Accessed: 25 August 2019
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