British Executions

Edmund Kesteven


Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 26 Mar 1895

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Nottingham

Method: unknown

Executioner: unknown


Edmund Kesteven was a well known former county cricket player who had lived with Sarah Ann Oldham at Sutton-in-Ashfield for several years. Both were addicted to drink and frequently quarrelled. On New Year's Day 1895, she staggered to her sister's house with her throat cut. She managed to say what had happened just before dying. Kesteven admitted the crime and claimed he had killed her because she had deceived him. He pleaded insanity at his trial. He was hanged by James Billington in Nottingham on 26th March 1895.