British Executions

John Bedford

Age: 41

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 12 Jul 1902

Crime Location: Calow, Chesterfield

Execution Place: Derby

Method: hanging



John Bedford was convicted of the murder of Nancy Price 48 and sentenced to death.

He murdered her on 25 June 1902 near Chesterfield.

John Bedford had been seeing Nancy Price while her husband was away but had found her in a under compromising circumstances with another man. They had been drinking together on the night. John Bedford said that he loved Nancy Price but when he found out that she didn't love him he beat her to death with a poker.

see National Archives - ASSI 13/32

see Western Daily Press - Saturday 12 July 1902

see Cornishman - Thursday 31 July 1902

see Shields Daily Gazette - Saturday 12 July 1902