British Executions

Elizabeth Williams

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 3 Aug 1771

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Moor Heath/Old Heath, Shrewsbury

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Elizabeth Williams of Chirk, Denbighshire, guilty of the murder of her male bastard, by poking a sharp instrument through his throat just below the thyroid gland immediately after birth and then placing him in Sandford Pool covered with straw, in the parish of West Felton on 13th June 1771.