Date Of Execution: 24 Jul 1883
Execution Place: unknown
William Griffiths was fifty seven years old and he lived in Eccleshall, Staffordshire. In 1883 he was convicted of the murder of his twice married 80 year old mother, Catherine Hughes. Griffiths stopped a policeman in the street and told him I have done the old girl in!' The ofTicer went off to investigate and found her dead from a cut throat. Sentenced to death at Stafford Assizes by Mr Justice Roche on 4 July. and hanged by John Ellis and Seth Mills on 24th July 1883 at Shrewsbury.