Death Sentences – 1880’s

This is a list of accused sentenced to death in Britain – this is not a definitive inventory. It is likely that details of the crime were reported in the news. If you can find the name you are searching please make contact by using the enquiry form. I will see if any archive material is available. If you cannot find the person you are searching don’t worry – please enquire anyway. I will do a search and get back to you.

Accused       Birth Trial Date Trail Place
Thomas Berry 5 Jul 1880 Kent, England
William Brownless 27 Oct 1880 Durham, England
Hugh Burns 5 Feb 1880 Lancashire, England
William Cassidy 22 Jan 1880 Lancashire, England
Jane Colmer 3 Aug 1880 Somerset, England
Robert Slade Colmer 3 Aug 1880 Somerset, England
William Joseph Distin 30 Oct 1880 Gloucester, England
William Dumbleton 17 Apr 1880 Buckinghamshire, England
Henry Harman 5 Feb 1880 Wiltshire, England
James Daniel Haywood 31 Jul 1880 Warwickshire, England
William Herbert 22 Nov 1880 Middlesex, England
Henry Howett 28 Jan 1880 Lincolnshire, England
Elizabeth Ireland 28 Jan 1880 Lincolnshire, England
Patrick Kearns 5 Feb 1880 Lancashire, England
George Pavey 22 Nov 1880 Middlesex, England
Alice Maud Mary Pickering 2 Nov 1880 Yorkshire – West Riding, England
Emma Pleasance 3 Aug 1880 Surrey, England
Elizabeth Stacey 30 Oct 1880 Leicestershire, England
James Sweetland 28 Jun 1880 Middlesex, England
Mary Ann Tracey 5 Feb 1880 Lancashire, England
John Brewster Vessey 28 Jan 1880 Lincolnshire, England
John Vey 28 Jun 1880 Middlesex, England
John Wakefield 27 Jul 1880 Derbyshire, England
Thomas Wheeler 2 Nov 1880 Hertfordshire, England
John Wingfield 1 Mar 1880 Middlesex, England
John Henry Wood 20 Apr 1880 Yorkshire – North Riding, England
Mary Wright 27 Jul 1880 Derbyshire, England
William Wright 2 Nov 1880 Essex, England
James Ash 19 Jul 1881 Yorkshire – North Riding and East Riding, England
Thomas Brown 26 Jul 1881 Nottinghamshire, England
Elizabeth Butler 4 May 1881 Shropshire, England
George Durling 2 Aug 1881 Kent, England
Alfred Gough 31 Oct 1881 Derbyshire, England
James Hall 3 May 1881 Yorkshire – West Riding, England
Percy Lefroy Mapleton 31 Oct 1881 Sussex, England
Joseph Patrick McEntee 7 May 1881 Lancashire, England
Margaret Messenger 31 Oct 1881 Cumberland, England
Susan Mogford 30 Jul 1881 Glamorgan, Wales
Albert Moore 26 Apr 1881 Kent, England
Alfred Moore 11 Jul 1881 Staffordshire, England
William Osman 22 Oct 1881 Cheshire, England
William Payne 4 May 1881 Staffordshire, England
John Richmond 13 Jul 1881 Durham, England
Albert Robinson 7 Feb 1881 Derbyshire, England
Henry Rye 29 Jun 1881 Kent, England
John Aspinall Simpson 3 Nov 1881 Lancashire, England
Ann Smith 29 Jan 1881 Cheshire, England
William Stanway 29 Jan 1881 Cheshire, England
Arthur Watson 7 May 1881 Lancashire, England
James Williams 24 Jan 1881 Staffordshire, England
Joseph Wilson 8 Feb 1881 Suffolk, England
William George Abigail 4 May 1882 Norfolk, England
William Meager Bartlett 25 Oct 1882 Cornwall, England
John Boss 31 Jan 1882 Yorkshire – West Riding, England
Benjamin Bouch 20 Apr 1882 Lancashire, England
William Bradburn 12 Jul 1882 Lancashire, England
Osmond Otto Brand 1 May 1882 Yorkshire – West Riding, England
Thomas Fury 24 Apr 1882 Durham, England
Charles Garrish 11 Jan 1882 Wiltshire, England
Hugh Grant 30 Oct 1882 Cumberland, England
Alfred Harris 11 Dec 1882 Kent, England
William Hollis 7 Nov 1882 Staffordshire, England
George Henry Lamson 27 Feb 1882 Surrey, England
Bernard Mullarkey 11 Nov 1882 Lancashire, England
Herbert Snell 27 Jan 1882 Nottinghamshire, England
Henry Stebbing 6 Feb 1882 Norfolk, England
George Stratton 30 Oct 1882 Hertfordshire, England
Charles Taylor 20 Nov 1882 Surrey, England
Louisa Jane Taylor 11 Dec 1882 Kent, England
Robert Templeton 19 Jan 1882 Lancashire, England
William Turner 26 Jul 1882 Lancashire, England
Henry Westby 27 Jan 1882 Nottinghamshire, England
Edward Wheatfill 3 Nov 1882 Yorkshire – North Riding, England
James Anderson 27 Jan 1883 Lincolnshire, England
Peter Bray 31 Oct 1883 Durham, England
James Burton 14 Jul 1883 Durham, England
Patrick Carey 12 Apr 1883 Cheshire, England
James Cole 15 Oct 1883 Surrey, England
George Cooper 18 Apr 1883 Yorkshire – West Riding, England
Thomas Lyons Day 24 Oct 1883 Suffolk, England
Peter Dunagan 11 Apr 1883 Northumberland, England
Henry Dutton 12 Nov 1883 Lancashire, England
Thomas Farris 13 Apr 1883 Lincolnshire, England
William Gouldstone 10 Sep 1883 Essex, England
Alfred Harris 8 Jan 1883 Kent, England
James Kelly 30 Jul 1883 Middlesex, England
George Isaac Knight 28 Jul 1883 Glamorgan, Wales
Patrick O’Donnell 19 Nov 1883 London, England
Lewis Parry 12 Nov 1883 Lancashire, England
Harry Powell 15 Oct 1883 Surrey, England
Edna Mary Reed 11 Apr 1883 Hertfordshire, England
Thomas Riley 29 Oct 1883 Lancashire, England
Frederick Ripley 1 Feb 1883 Somerset, England
Emma Elizabeth Scott 12 Nov 1883 Lancashire, England
Abraham Thomas 20 Jan 1883 Lancashire, England
Joseph Wedlake 25 Apr 1883 Somerset, England
George White 25 Apr 1883 Somerset, England
George Baldwin 7 Jan 1884 Surrey, England
Edward Bath Edwards 1 Nov 1884 Devon, England
Henry John Billing 7 Jan 1884 Essex, England
Robert Black 8 May 1884 Lancashire, England
Edna Carter 8 Nov 1884 Suffolk, England
Peter Cassidy 28 Jul 1884 Lancashire, England
Joseph James Donnelly 15 Jul 1884 Lancashire, England
Patrick Duggan 4 Feb 1884 Lancashire, England
Ernest Ewerstaedt 13 Nov 1884 Lancashire, England
Catherine Flanagan 4 Feb 1884 Lancashire, England
Elizabeth Gibbons 15 Dec 1884 Middlesex, England
Thomas Harris 15 Sep 1884 Middlesex, England
Margaret Higgins 4 Feb 1884 Lancashire, England
Sarah Jane Holmes 23 Apr 1884 Northumberland, England
Kay Howarth 31 Oct 1884 Lancashire, England
Horace Robert Jay 15 Dec 1884 Surrey, England
Charles Kite 2 Feb 1884 Somerset, England
Joseph Laycock 29 Jul 1884 Yorkshire – West Riding, England
Mary Lesley 2 May 1884 Lincolnshire, England
James Lloyd 12 Feb 1884 Warwickshire, England
Joseph Lowson 26 Apr 1884 Durham, England
John Lowther 26 Jan 1884 Yorkshire – North Riding, England
Sarah Mallinson 4 Feb 1884 Lancashire, England
Michael McLean 4 Feb 1884 Lancashire, England
Charles Nowland 26 Jan 1884 Yorkshire – North Riding, England
Thos. Henry Orrock 15 Sep 1884 Middlesex, England
Ann Parkin 4 Nov 1884 Yorkshire – North Riding, England
Robert Plampton 28 Jan 1884 Surrey, England
Matilda Rider 19 May 1884 Middlesex, England
Arthur Shaw 13 Nov 1884 Lancashire, England
William Siddle 26 Apr 1884 Durham, England
William Smart 4 Feb 1884 Lancashire, England
Thomas Smith 26 Apr 1884 Durham, England
George Soulsby 17 Jul 1884 Durham, England
John Sullivan 15 Sep 1884 Middlesex, England
Harry Hammond Swindells 31 Oct 1884 Lancashire, England
Emily Wilcox 6 May 1884 Somerset, England
Henry Alt 22 Jun 1885 Middlesex, England
George Boddington 24 Oct 1885 Oxfordshire, England
Thomas Boulton 28 Jul 1885 Staffordshire, England
William Boyd 11 Nov 1885 Lancashire, England
Sarah Dunn 17 Jul 1885 Durham, England
Joseph Flynn 11 Nov 1885 Lancashire, England
Robert Goodale 9 Nov 1885 Norfolk, England
Margaret Higgins 30 Oct 1885 Lancashire, England
John Hill 31 Oct 1885 Herefordshire, England
Henry Kimberley 23 Feb 1885 Warwickshire, England
Elizabeth Lane 15 Jul 1885 Lancashire, England
John Lee 29 Jan 1885 Devon, England
John Lee 20 Apr 1885 Essex, England
Daniel Menihane 16 Nov 1885 Middlesex, England
William Nash 2 Aug 1885 Middlesex, England
Henry Norman 14 Sep 1885 Middlesex, England
Harry Patrick 14 Dec 1885 Middlesex, England
John Price 16 Jul 1885 Cardiganshire, Wales
Eliza Elizabeth Salmons 20 Apr 1885 Middlesex, England
Joseph Shill 12 Jan 1885 Berkshire, England
Moses Shrimpton 25 Apr 1885 Worcestershire, England
John Thomas Sims 6 Nov 1885 Yorkshire – North Riding, England
Amelia Thomas 15 Apr 1885 Gloucester, England
George Thomas 11 Nov 1885 Lancashire, England
Joseph Tucker 11 Jul 1885 Nottinghamshire, England
John Williams 31 Oct 1885 Herefordshire, England
Joseph Baines 21 Jan 1886 Lancashire, England
James Baker 14 Jan 1886 Cumberland, England
James Banton 8 Nov 1886 Leicestershire, England
Alfred Bligh 12 Jul 1886 Lancashire, England
Mary Ann Britland 14 Jul 1886 Lancashire, England
Albert Edward Brown 4 May 1886 Hampshire, England
John Davis 13 Feb 1886 Staffordshire, England
Elizabeth Hamlinton 13 Nov 1886 Norfolk, England
George Harmer 13 Nov 1886 Norfolk, England
Edward Hewitt 17 May 1886 Gloucestershire, England
Alfred Hitch 13 Nov 1886 Buckinghamshire, England
John Horton 12 Jan 1886 Wiltshire, England
Patrick Judge 28 Oct 1886 Northumberland, England
John Gerrard King 13 Jul 1886 Dorset, England
Mary Hannah Leach 23 Jan 1886 Gloucestershire, England
Owen MacGill 29 Jan 1886 Cheshire, England
John Martin 14 Jan 1886 Cumberland, England
James Murphy 8 Nov 1886 Yorkshire – North Riding, England
William Narrowmore 1 Nov 1886 Staffordshire, England
Thomas Nash 4 Feb 1886 Glamorgan, Wales
John Norbury 22 Nov 1886 Warwickshire, England
Thomas Polglase 2 Nov 1886 Cornwall, England
Jacob Reigelhuth 8 Mar 1886 Middlesex, England
Arthur Riches 13 Nov 1886 Norfolk, England
David Roberts 4 Feb 1886 Glamorgan, Wales
Anthony Benjamin Rudge 14 Jan 1886 Cumberland, England
Sydney Richard Russel 9 Nov 1886 Dorset, England
William Samuel 8 Jul 1886 Montgomeryshire, Wales
George Saunders 26 Jan 1886 Suffolk, England
Michael Savelle 6 Feb 1886 Lancashire, England
Mary Ann Smith 1 Nov 1886 Staffordshire, England
John Thurston 19 Jan 1886 Norfolk, England
Robert Travis 7 May 1886 Cheshire, England
John Waite 14 Jul 1886 Lancashire, England
James Whelan 4 May 1886 Hampshire, England
John Anderson 29 Jul 1887 Lancashire, England
Elizabeth Berry 3 Feb 1887 Lancashire, England
Thomas Henry Bevan 25 Jul 1887 Cheshire, England
Thomas Bloxham 21 Jan 1887 Leicestershire, England
James Cocks 27 Jun 1887 Essex, England
Henry Cowley 11 May 1887 Warwickshire, England
Thomas Wm Currell 28 Mar 1887 Middlesex, England
George Augustus Early 28 Jul 1887 Hampshire, England
Edwin Wm Evans 27 Jun 1887 Essex, England
James Gleaves 27 Jun 1887 Essex, England
Fanny Goldby 30 Jul 1887 Warwickshire, England
Henry Hobson 30 Jul 1887 Yorkshire – West Riding, England
William Hunter 25 Oct 1887 Cumberland, England
Richard Insole 28 Jan 1887 Lincolnshire, England
John Jessop 3 Feb 1887 Nottinghamshire, England
Joseph King 28 Feb 1887 Middlesex, England
Thomas Leatherbarrow 21 Jan 1887 Lancashire, England
Israel Lipski 25 Jul 1887 Middlesex, England
John McCann 22 Jan 1887 Durham, England
Joseph Morley 1 Nov 1887 Essex, England
Thomas Payne 14 Nov 1887 Warwickshire, England
Henrietta Elizabeth Powell 11 May 1887 Warwickshire, England
Edward Pritchard 22 Jan 1887 Gloucestershire, England
Jonas Rivett 19 Apr 1887 Norfolk, England
Charles Smith 19 Apr 1887 Oxfordshire, England
Alfred Sowrey 13 Jul 1887 Lancashire, England
Benjamin Terry 3 Feb 1887 Nottinghamshire, England
Thomas Thompson 22 Jan 1887 Durham, England
Enoch Wadley 5 Nov 1887 Gloucestershire, England
Joseph Walker Snr 27 Oct 1887 Oxfordshire, England
John Wm Webster 27 Jun 1887 Essex, England
Mary Ann Wharrie 5 Nov 1887 Lincolnshire, England
William Wilton 8 Aug 1887 Sussex, England
Walter Wood 25 Apr 1887 Lancashire, England
Henry William Young 23 Apr 1887 Dorset, England
William Arrowsmith 5 Mar 1888 Shropshire, England
Charles Arthur 26 Jul 1888 Lancashire, England
Levi Richard Bartlett 22 Oct 1888 Middlesex, England
William Booth 22 Feb 1888 Nottinghamshire, England
Henry Bowles 9 Jan 1888 Surrey, England
Charles Bulmer 8 Dec 1888 Yorkshire – West Riding, England
William Henry Emeris Burke 30 Apr 1888 Yorkshire – West Riding, England
George Clark 5 Mar 1888 Hampshire, England
Thomas Clewes 11 Dec 1888 Staffordshire, England
Samuel Crowther 17 Nov 1888 Worcestershire, England
Henry Cullum 28 Jul 1888 Hertfordshire, England
George Nathaniel Daniels 1 Aug 1888 Warwickshire, England
Arthur Thomas Delaney 19 Jul 1888 Derbyshire, England
Charles Joseph Dobell 10 Dec 1888 Kent, England
George Galletly 30 Jul 1888 Middlesex, England
John Alfred Gell 21 Apr 1888 Lancashire, England
William Gower 10 Dec 1888 Kent, England
Fanny Hancock 11 Jul 1888 Kent, England
Mary Holliday 30 Apr 1888 Yorkshire – West Riding, England
John Jackson 12 Jul 1888 Lancashire, England
Harry Benjamin Jones 1 Aug 1888 Warwickshire, England
James Jones 28 Feb 1888 Herefordshire, England
Patrick Kelly 17 Sep 1888 Essex, England
Alice Middleton 30 Apr 1888 Yorkshire – West Riding, England
George Nicholson 13 Dec 1888 Warwickshire, England
Mary Ann Phillips 10 Mar 1888 Glamorgan, Wales
Wm Alfd Pierpoint 2 Jul 1888 Surrey, England
David Pilmore 11 Feb 1888 Yorkshire – West Riding, England
David Rees 21 Feb 1888 Carmarthenshire, Wales
James William Richardson 30 Apr 1888 Yorkshire – West Riding, England
Alfred Scandrett 28 Feb 1888 Herefordshire, England
George Sergeant 23 Jul 1888 Essex, England
Robert Upton 23 Jun 1888 Oxfordshire, England
William Waddle 27 Nov 1888 Durham, England
James White 23 Apr 1888 Middlesex, England
Thomas Wyre 28 Jun 1888 Worcestershire, England
Thomas Allen 13 Mar 1889 Glamorgan, Wales
Frederick Brett 6 Dec 1889 Yorkshire – West Riding, England
William Dukes 22 Nov 1889 Lancashire, England
Charles Lister Higginbotham 14 Dec 1889 Warwickshire, England
Thomas Hook 9 Dec 1889 Kent, England
George Horton 24 Jul 1889 Derbyshire, England
Ebenezer Samuel Jenkins 12 Feb 1889 Surrey, England
Jane Jones 19 Nov 1889 Lancashire, England
William Kerr 4 Jul 1889 Cumberland, England
Florence Elizabeth Maybrick 25 Jul 1889 Lancashire, England
Charles Parton 9 Mar 1889 Lancashire, England
Benjamin Purnell 20 Nov 1889 Wiltshire, England
Samuel Reyland 18 Feb 1889 Somerset, England
William Rigg 23 Feb 1889 Durham, England
Mary Elizabeth Stockdale 23 Feb 1889 Durham, England
Richard Townsend 10 Jul 1889 Kent, England
Joseph Turner 7 Dec 1889 Lincolnshire, England
Robert West 6 Dec 1889 Yorkshire – West Riding, England
Edward Wilkinson 23 Feb 1889 Durham, England
John Withey 16 Mar 1889 Gloucester, England

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