British Executions

William Haywood

Age: 61

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 15 Dec 1903

Crime Location: Pokehouse Wood Quarry, Leominster

Execution Place: Hereford

Method: hanging

Executioner: Henry Pierrepoint


William Haywood was convicted of the murder of his wife Jane Haywood and sentenced to death.

He told a person on the afternoon of 11July 1903 'I threw a stone at my ---- old woman and hit her just above the ear, and it's bleeding, and I can't stop it. If the poor old ---- is dead when I get back I will bury her in the brook'.

He was later seen taking the body of Jane Haywood from the quarry where they had worked to their home in Yarpole in a wheelbarrow.

see Evening Telegraph - Tuesday 15 December 1903

see Worcestershire Chronicle - Saturday 08 August 1903

see National Archives - ASSI 6/38/2, HO 144/728/112654