Date Of Execution: 15 Apr 1837
Execution Place: unknown
Charles Bartlett murdered his mother-in-law Mary Lewis at Stapleton on 10 September 1836. He shot her in Lippiatts Lane with a pistol at close range in order to recieve her inheritance.
Mary Lewis had been to Bath in relation to a letter concerning Charles Bartlett and a robbery. They were later seen walking together towards Stapleton and going into the Masons Arms at Stapleton. They were later seen walking into Lippiatts Lane were the report of firearms was heard and the body of Mary Lewis was found stripped of her gown and with powder marks on her bonnet proving that she was shot at close range. Charles Bartlett had soon after been seen running towards Bristol.
Charles Bartlett denied that he was on the road with Mary Lewis that day.
see Bristol Mercury - Saturday 08 April 1837 (includes picture of Charles Bartlett - very long article with full court events)
see Sherborne Mercury - Monday 10 April 1837
see Worcester Journal - Thursday 13 April 1837