British Executions

Elizabeth Peryn

Age: unknown

Sex: female

Crime: infanticide

Date Of Execution: 20 Jul 1607

Crime Location: Tolleshunt Knights , Essex

Execution Place: unknown

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Elizabeth Peryn was convicted of the infanticide of her new born child and was sentenced to hang but her execution is not confirmed.

On 21 May 1607 she gave birth to a male child in a yard at Tolleshunt Knights and immediately smothered it.

She was a spinster from Tolleshunt Knights.

see Calendar Of Assize Records - Essex Indictments James I - JS Cockburn

see Assizes 35/49/2