British Executions

Elizabeth Webster

Age: unknown

Sex: female

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 28 Mar 1744

Crime Location:

Execution Place: York

Method: burnt

Executioner: unknown


Elizabeth Webster guilty of the murder of her husband, by poisoning him with arsenic mixed with ale and curds, in the parish of Swillington (?) on 10th June 1743.  She was found guilty at the Summer Assizes 1743 but judgement was respited on her plea of pregnancy.  She was ordered to be drawn to the place of execution and there to be burned on Wednesday, 28 March.  No reprieve no report of execution.