British Executions

William Doodson

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: rape

Date Of Execution: 3 Apr 1762

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Lancaster Moor

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Saturday, 3 April 1762 (Manchester Magazine)

William Doodson of Bolton-le-Moors guilty of the rape of Elizabeth Kightly in the parish of Ashton in Makerfield on 10th January 1762.  He was also found guilty of beating, wounding and ill-treating her.