Date Of Execution: 28 Jul 1903
Crime Location: Boultham, Lincoln
Execution Place: Lincoln
Executioner: William Billington
Strangled his wife Sarah Ann Pachett at Boultham, Lincoln on Tuesday, 26th May, 1903.
Leonard Patchett, a twenty six year old Lincoln scafolder was sentenced to death for strangling his wife because she had left him for another man. After committing the crime, he told a workmate that the next time he went up the scaffold he would have a rope put around his neck. Convicted at Lincolnshire Assizes before Mr Justice Ridley and hanged by William and John Billington on the 28th July 1903 in Lincoln.
see Sheffield Daily Telegraph - Thursday 04 June 1903
see National Archives - ASSI 13/33, HO 144/715/109632