British Executions

Charles Maidment

Age: 22

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 18 Jul 1899

Crime Location:

Execution Place: unknown

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


July 18th: Charles MAIDMENT (22)
A labourer who murdered his ex-fiancee Dorcas Houghton at Swanwick. New Faversham. in April, after she had broken off their engagement. They had arranged a meeting to return gifts to him. After failing to persuade her to go out with him again, he shot her dead and gave himself up to the police. He pleaded insanity at the trial but the prosecution called two doctors who refuted the claim and he was hanged by James Billington.