British Executions

Moses Cudworth

Age: 40

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 18 Aug 1892

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Leeds

Method: hanging

Executioner: James Billington


On 4th  June, forty year old Moses Cudworth, a weaver from Earby, took his wife and child for a walk up a quiet country lane near his home at Skipton. He later returned with the child and when friends asked the whereabouts of his wife, he confessed that he had battered her to death with a large stone. Cudworth said he was drunk at the time and that he didn't regret his actions. He was tried and convicted and sentenced to death.  The sentence was carried out by James Billington on the 18th August 1892 in Leeds.