British Executions

William Whittle

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 5 Apr 1766

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Lancaster Moor

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Saturday, 5 April 1766 (Manchester Magazine)  

William Whittle guilty of the murder of his wife, Alice, by striking her with an axe, in the parish of Farington on 6th March 1766.  He was also indicted for the murder of his two daughters - Margaret (2 years old) and Jennett (9 days old) , with an axe and knife, on the same day.  After execution hanged in chains at  Farrington.