British Executions

Elizabeth Hardinge

Age: unknown

Sex: female

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 27 Mar 1580

Crime Location: Barking, Essex

Execution Place: unknown

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Elizabeth Hardinge was convicted of murder by witchcraft. execution not confirmed.

On 3 February 1580 she bewitched cecily, daughter of William Miles aged 3 years whereof she died on 20 March following.

In August 1579 she was also convicted of bewitching Ellen, wife of John Goode to her great injury as well as being charged with bewitching twelve 'pullos vocatos coltes'.