British Executions

William Hobens

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 31 Mar 1777

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Staffordshire

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


William Hobens, a saddler’s ironmonger, guilty of the murder of Sarah Speed, by poisoning her with white arsenic mixed in ale which he gave her as a medicine, in the parish of Walsall on 2nd December 1776 so that she died as a result on 7th December.