British Executions

John Cotton

Age: 66

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 21 Dec 1898

Crime Location: Bugsworth

Execution Place: Derby

Method: hanging

Executioner: James and Thomas Billington


John Cotton was convicted of the murder of his wife and sentenced to death.

He was a boatman and lived in a canal boat with his wife.

He beat her over the head with a poker in the cabin of the canal boat.

see National Archives - ASSI 13/28, HO 144/275/A60617