British Executions

William Dumbleton

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 10 May 1880

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Aylesbury

Method: hanging

Executioner: William Marwood


On 3rd  February, John Edmunds called at a public house at Ludgershall Buckinghamshire, offering a selection of watches for sale. After doing some business he left the pub and Dumbleton was seen to follow him. In a field the next morning, Edmunds' body was found with horrific throat injuries, and Dumbleton was arrested later that day. He was convicted at Northampton Assizes on 20th April and despite the jury's recommendation for mercy on the grounds that he had a defective upbringing, he was hanged by William Marwood in Aylesbury on the 10th May 1880.