British Executions

Rebecca Howard

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 9 Aug 1797

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Norfolk

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Wednesday 9 August 1797

Rebecca Howard (aged 27) guilty of the murder of her bastard male child, to whom she gave birth on 1st August 1796 in the parish of St Martin at Oak, Norwich, and whom she drowned in the River Wensom in the parish of St James on 4th August 1796.  She was ordered to be executed and afterwards her body to be dissected and anatomised.