British Executions

William McCullough


Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 16 Aug 1875

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Lancaster

Method: unknown

Executioner: unknown


Thirty six year old McCullough was an engine fitter, and he and his wife shared a house with William Watson who was sixty two and a woman who acted as his wife. On 29th March, McCullough had come home drunk and asked his wife for some money so that he could purchase more drink; when she refused he began to beat her. She fled into Watson's room and cried for help. As Watson tried to calm the drunken McCullough down, he was fatally stabbed. He was hanged by William Marwood on the 16th August 1875 in Lancaster.