British Executions

Catherine Askew

Age: unknown

Sex: female

Crime: larceny

Date Of Execution: 23 Mar 1607

Crime Location: Ardleigh

Execution Place: unknown

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Catherine Askew was convicted of grand larceny and sentenced to hang. Execution not confirmed.

She was a spinster from Stanway.

On 12 October 1606  at Ardleigh she stole a petticoat (13s. 4d.), a womans waistcoat (1s), a apron (1s.) and 2 kerchiefs (2s.) from Agnes lea, widow.

She was found guilty, and also found not pregnant and sentenced to hang.

see Calendar of Assize Records - Essex Indictments James I

see Assizes 35/49/1