William Bostock 1767

Bostock was a salt boiler from Middlewich, who on the death of his son, took his daughter in law, Sarah, as a housekeeper. Some time later she discovered she was pregnant, and it was then that Bostock was found guilty of poisoning. Sarah’s sister was a chief witness at his trial, and Bostock furiously stated that he would in the short time he had left would ‘contrive to do for thee’
He was hanged at Boughton two days later, and his body given to the surgeons at Chester Hospital for dissection.