British Executions

Cadwaller Jones

Age: 25

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 23 Nov 1877

Crime Location: Dolgun Wood, Dolgellau, West Wales

Execution Place: unknown

Method: hanging

Executioner: William Marwood


Cadwaller Jones murdered his lover Sarah Hughes 36 after she told him she was pregnant and wanted money.

He beat her to death with a stone in Dolgun Wood and then cut her up into pieces and threw her in the river.

When the pieces washed up the police managed to put them together to identify Sarah Hughes which then led them to Cadwaller Jones.

see True Crime Library