Date Of Execution: 4 Aug 1873
Execution Place: Derby
Benjamin Hudson murdered his wife Eliza Hudson at Handley, Eckington in a field with a hedge stake.
They were married with 2 children but were also cousins. Benjamin Hudson was a collier.
On 20 April Eliza Hudson summoned her husband for using threats against her but he never appeared before the magistrate because he agreed to a seperation and to pay his wife 5s a week towards her maintenance. A while before he had been in prison for 3 months for assaulting her and had been bound over to keep the peace for 6 months.
Shortly after he killed her in a field.