British Executions

William Heugh

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 8 Aug 1757

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Durham

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Monday, 8 August 1757 (Newcastle Journal)

William Heugh guilty of the murder of the female bastard of Mary Heugh, spinster, to whom she gave birth in the parish of Staindrop on 19th April 1747.  He is charged in the indictment with aiding and abetting her to choke and strangle the child.