British hangmen 1800 - 1964

 

 

Post 1868 known execution statistics

Name

Born

Lived in

Died

Years in office

Outcome

Hangings as principal

Hangings as assistant

As 2nd assistant

Total

Aird, James

1776

Ayr Scotland

09/08/1823

8

Died

 

 

 

5

Allen, Alfred

17/11/1888

Wolverhampton

 

9

 

3

14

0

17

Allen, Harry Bernard

5/11/1911

Denaby Yorks.

14/08/1992

23

Abolition

29

44

9

82

Allen, Herbert

Wolverhampton

1

Sacked

0

6

6

12

Archer, Alfred

 

Dewsbury

 

0

 

0

1

0

1

Armstrong,

Newport Mons.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Askern, Thomas

1816

Maltby Yorks.

6/12/1878

24

 

5

0

0

5

Barlow, Edward

1736

Lancaster

9/12/1812

31

Died

 

 

 

 

Baxter, Robert Orridge

1877

Hertford

1961

20

 

44

47

6

97

Berry, James

8/2/1852

Bradford

21/10/1913

8

Sacked

130

0

0

130

Billington, James

Mar-1847

Bolton

13/12/1901

17

Died

151

0

0

151

Billington, John

Early 1880

Bolton

27/28/10/1905

4

Died

16

26

2

44

Billington, Thomas

Early 1873

Bolton

10/01/1902

4

Died

0

20

0

20

Billington, William

1875

Bolton

March 1934

6

Sacked

68

20

0

88

Binns, Bartholomew

c1839

Wakefield

3/11/1911

18

Sacked

11

4

0

15

Botting, James

Brighton

1/10/1837

6

 

 

 

 

 

Broadbent, Joseph

 

Bradford

 

1

 

0

5

0

5

Brown, George

 

Ashton-u-Lyne

 

8

 

0

21

0

21

Brunskill, William

c.1742

 

9/05/1815

28

 

 

 

 

 

Burrows, Samuel

28/06/1772

 

20/10/1835

22

 

 

 

 

Calcraft, William

1800

Barnet, London

13/12/1879

45

Resigned

41

0

0

41

Cavanagh, Hugh

Worked in Ireland

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chapman, John

 

Ayr Scotland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cheshire, Thomas

 

1840s

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Chester, Richard"

1848

Bradford

 

0

 

0

9

0

9

Coates, James

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

Conduit, William

 

Manchester

 

0

 

0

1

2

3

Critchell, Henry William

6/10/1901

Pimlico

 

8

 

0

21

8

29

Cross, Stanley William

9/09/1893

Fulham

 

8

 

4

14

6

24

Cunliffe, Thomas

 

Bolton

1980s

1

Sacked

0

4

0

4

Curry, William 'John'

Thirsk

10/03/1841

33

 

 

 

 

 

de Crespigny, Claude

20/04/1847

Essex

26/06/1935

0

 

0

3

0

3

Dernley, Sydney

29/12/1920

Mansfield Notts.

1/11/1994

4

Sacked

0

19

4

23

Dickenson, George

 

Manchester

 

0

 

0

0

2

2

Elliott, Josey

Worked in Ireland

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ellis, John

4/10/1874

Rochdale

20/09/1932

23

 

156

44

2

202

Evans, Robert

 

Carmarthenshire

26/08/1901

1

 

7

2

0

9

Fallon,

 

 

 

0

 

1

0

0

1

Far, George

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foxen, James

c1768

Hoxton

14/02/1829

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fry, William

 

Weymouth

 

0

 

0

1

0

1

Galvin, Thomas

Worked in Ireland

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heath, Samuel

 

Wakefield

 

0

 

0

3

0

3

Heywood, Samuel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

High, John

 

Edinburgh

October 1816

 

 

40+

 

 

 

Howard, Nathaniel

 

 

22/04/1853

13

 

 

 

 

Incher, George

1831

Dudley

1897

6

 

3

4

0

7

Japhcote, James

 

Nuneaton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Johnston, Thomas"

Worked in Ireland

0

 

0

1

0

1

Jones,

 

 

 

0

 

1

0

0

1

Kirk, Henry

23/12/1893

Grimsby

1967

10

Sacked

1

39

8

48

"Lady Betty"

Hang-woman who worked in Roscommon Ireland

 

 

 

 

 

 

Langley, John

c.1767

London

27/04/1817

3

Died

 

 

 

 

Lee, William

 

 

20/11/1827

 

Died

 

 

 

 

Lumb, Albert Fowler

 

Bradford

 

3

 

0

10

0

10

McArthur, Archibald

 

Glasgow

1813

10

 

 

 

 

 

McDonald, John

 

Aberdeen

March 1805

1

 

 

 

 

0

McQuilkin, Alan

Worked in Ireland

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mann, Lionel S.

 

Rochdale

 

5

Resigned

0

10

6

16

Marwood, William

1820

Horncastle Lincolnshire

4/09/1883

11

Died

181

0

0

181

Milne, John

 

Aberdeen

c1819

9

 

3

 

 

 

Mills, Seth

 

Hengoed Glamorgan

 

2

Resigned

0

6

2

8

Mitchell, George

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mitchell, William (son of George)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Morely, John

 

 

 

0

 

0

1

0

1

Morris, Herbert

18/02/1888

London

 

12

Sacked

0

24

2

26

Murdoch, John

 

Glasgow

 

4

 

7

 

 

 

Osman, Joseph

 

London

 

 

 

0

 

 

 

Otway,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pedder

Worked in Scotland

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phillips, Thomas Mather

1889

Bolton

27/03/1941

18

Sacked

2

40

11

53

Pierrepoint, Albert

30/03/1905

Clayton

10/07/1992

24

Resigned

169

47

2

218

Pierrepoint, Henry Albert

Mar-1878

Sutton Bonington Notts.

14/12/1922

9

Sacked

75

30

0

105

Pierrepoint, Thomas William

Late 1870

Loughborough

10/02/1954

40

Resigned

261

36

0

297

Plant, Samuel Barrass

30/08/1915

Newcastle-u-Tyne

2002

3

Abolition

0

6

0

6

Pollard, Henry

 

Blackburn

 

11

 

0

24

6

30

Rickard, Royston Lawrence

5/08/1919

Maidstone

June 1999

11

Abolition

0

15

2

17

Riley, Alexander

1/07/1908

Manchester

 

5

 

0

15

4

19

Robinson

 

 

 

0

 

0

6

0

6

Robinson, Harry Frank

 

Dudley

2006

6

Abolition

0

7

0

7

Rooks

Worked on Guernsey

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ross, Donald

Worked in Inverness in Scotland

22

 

2

 

 

 

Rowe, Frank

c-1882/3

Birmingham

 

0

 

0

1

0

1

Ryan, James

Worked in Limerick, Ireland

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scott, John

 

Edinburgh

12/08/1847

12

Murdered

4

 

 

Scott, Thomas Henry

 

Huddersfield

 

 

 

17

14

0

31

Simpson, John

 

Edinburgh

 

3

 

2 or 3

 

 

 

Small, Henry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smith

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smith, George

1805

Dudley

4-April-1874

33

Died

2

4

0

6

Smith, Harold

 

Doncaster

 

8

 

0

17

6

23

Smythe

 

 

 

0

 

1

0

0

1

Speight

 

 

 

0

 

0

2

0

2

Stanhouse

 

Gainsborough

 

0

 

1

0

0

1

Stevens

 

 

 

0

 

 

 

 

 

Stewart, Robert Leslie

Apr-1918

1-Nov-1989

13

Abolition

6

22

4

32

Sutherland, John

 

Glasgow

1803

1

 

3

 

 

 

Tait, Joseph

 

Dumfries

 

23

Post abolished

4

 

 

 

Taylor, Edward

 

Brighton

 

10

 

0

27

4

31

Taylor, William

 

Inverness

1810

 

Murdered

1

 

 

Thomson, John

 

Ayr

 

 

Resigned

1

 

 

 

Tuckwell, J

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Underhill, John Edward

1929

Twickenham

Still alive

1

Abolition

0

3

0

3

Vaselin

Worked on Guernsey

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wade, Robert

1849

Bolton

 

0

 

0

4

0

4

Wade, Steven

14/12/1887

Doncaster

22-Dec-1956

14

Removed

29

37

2

68

Warbrick, William

1843

Blackburn

 

17

 

0

25

0

25

Welsh, Robert

Worked in Aberdeen

 

 

9

 

 

 

Williams, John

Worked in Edinburgh

 

 

2

 

 

 

Williams, Thomas

 

Edinburgh

1833

 

 

20+

 

 

 

Willis, William

.c-1876

Accrington

Mar-1939

20

Sacked

14

94

5

113

Wilson, Robert

 

Manchester

 

17

 

0

41

6

47

Wagner

 

 

 

 

 

1

0

0

1

Wood, James

Worked in Ireland

 

 

 

 

 

 

Young, Thomas

 

Glasgow

 

20

 

57

 

 

 

 

Names in inverted commas are aliases only the real name was not disclosed.

 

There will almost certainly have been more hangmen than have been discovered at present, particularly in Ireland.

If you know of any please let me know. Email Richard

 

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