British Executions

Mary Bird

Age: unknown

Sex: female

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 1 Jul 1737

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Ely

Method: burnt

Executioner: unknown


Mary Bird guilty of Petit Treason:  the murder of her husband, John, by feeding a hasty pudding in which she had mixed a quantity of arsenic, at Mepal on 5th November 1736 of which he died on 8th November.