British Executions

Margery Wilson

Age: unknown

Sex: female

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 26 Sep 1603

Crime Location: Black Notley

Execution Place: unknown

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Margery Wilson was convicted of the murder of Mary Rust who she murdered by witchcraft. She was sentenced to death. Execution not confiemed.

Margery Wilson was a widow. She was indicted for bewitching Mary Rust on 10 December 1599 so that she languished until 10 March 1600 and then died.

She was also convicted of bewitching to death two cows worth £2 belonging to Thomas Goodaye.

She also bewitched Bridget Bruer on 28 May 1602 who languished until 26 July 1602.

see National Archives - Assizes 35/45/1 [mm. 15-17]