British Executions

Benjamin Hudson

Age: 24

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 4 Aug 1873

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Derby

Method: hanging

Executioner: Calcraft


Benjamin Hudson murdered his wife Eliza Hudson at Handley, Eckington in a field with a hedge stake.

They were married with 2 children but were also cousins. Benjamin Hudson was a collier.

On 20 April Eliza Hudson summoned her husband for using threats against her but he never appeared before the magistrate because he agreed to a seperation and to pay his wife 5s a week towards her maintenance. A while before he had been in prison for 3 months for assaulting her and had been bound over to keep the peace for 6 months.

Shortly after he killed her in a field.