British Executions

Ernest Hutchinson

Age: 24

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 24 Dec 1908

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Wakefield

Method: hanging

Executioner: Henry Pierrepoint


Ernest Hutchinson murdered his girlfriend Hannah Maria Whiteley 29 who he stabbed to death at 20 Great Albion Street, Halifax on 24 December 1908.

Hannah Whiteley was a married woman but she was living seperatly to her husband who lived in Barrow-in-Furness. They had been living together for 5 months together with a 5 year old daughter. On the night of the murder quarelling was heard anf the following day neighbours saw blood seeping out from behind the door. They entered the house to find her dead against the door having been stabbed with a butchers knife.

Ernest Hutchinson was found nearby having attempted to cut his own throat with a razor. The child was found unharmed.

see Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Saturday 26 December 1908