Date Of Execution: 5 Apr 1766
Execution Place: Lancaster Moor
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.