British Executions

Margaret Tinkler

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 20 Nov 1781

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Durham

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Monday, 20 November 1781 (Newcastle Journal)

Margaret Tinkler, wife of Thomas Tinkler, guilty of the murder of Jane, wife of Matthew Parkinson, by getting her to drive two pieces of wood into her private parts and womb, in the parish of St Andrew Auckland on 1st July 1781, in order to abort the child she was carrying:  Jane Parkinson died on 23rd July as a result.