British Executions

John Doidge

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 18 Aug 1862

Crime Location:

Execution Place: unknown

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


John Doidge murdered Roger Drew at Stepney-by-Launceston. they had been drinking at the same pub and John Doidge had left shortly after Roger Drew. The evidence was circumstantial but Professor Taylor proved that there were minute sprinkles of blood on his clothes but he could not tell if the blood was human or animal. He also had a bill-hook that had blood on it.