British Executions

Henry Mack

Age: 29

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 2 Dec 1902

Crime Location: 22 Hopwood Street, Oldham

Execution Place: Manchester

Method: hanging

Executioner: William Billington


Henry Mack was convicted of the murder of his girlfriend Esther Elizabeth Bedford 32 and sentenced to death.

He had been beating her over a number of days by kicking and hitting her as well as throwing boiling water at her.

On 11 August she was taken to the hospital where she died on 15 August 1902.

She was found to have had a ruptured bladder but when questioned by the police she denied that he had ever hit her and even said that the scolding had been an accident.

Henry Mack's real name was Henry McWiggins

see National Archives - ASSI 52/67

see Tamworth Herald - Saturday 22 November 1902