British Executions

Charles Oliver Blewitt

Age: 33

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 28 Aug 1900

Crime Location: 7 Star Fold, Beeston, Leeds

Execution Place: Leeds

Method: hanging

Executioner: James Billington


Charles Oliver Blewitt cut the throat of his wife Mary Ann Blewitt 33 around 8 June 1900 at their home at 7 Star Fold, Beeston, Leeds.

After he went to Halifax and got a job. under a false name. When he was arrested on 3 July he said that he knew nothing of her death and had simply gone to Halifax to get a job and would return when he had been successful. He said that Mary Blewitt must have committed suicide.

Mary Blewitt was found dead in their house by the landlord on 17 June 1900 after trying to find them. When he went in he found Mary Blewitt sitting in a rocking chair with a shawl over her head. When he removed the shawl he found that her throat had been cut and that she had wounds on the hand and wrists. 

The prosecution heard that there was no weapon found nearby and that blood was found on some boots in the house that had belonged to Charles Blewitt.