British Executions

Samuel Henry Smith

Age: 45

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 10 Mar 1903

Crime Location: 4 Fourth Terrace, Hope Street, Grimsby

Execution Place: Lincoln

Method: hanging

Executioner: William Billington


Samuel Henry Smith was convicted of the murder of his girlfriend Lucy Margaret Lingard 33 and sentenced to death.

He stabbed her to death at their home at 4 Fourth Terrace, Hope Street in Grimsby on Tuesday 18 November 1902.

Lucy Lingard was a married woman and lived apart from her husband and Samuel Smith would occasionally cohabit with her.

He had been drinking and went to see Lucy Lingard at Fourth Terrace and stabbed her 11 times after a quarrel. Lucy Lingard's 13 year old daughter was witness to the murder.

Lucy Lingard died 12 days' later.

Samuel Smith was a fisherman.

see Nottingham Evening Post - Thursday 04 December 1902

see Lancashire Evening Post - Thursday 20 November 1902

see Western Times - Saturday 21 February 1903

see National Archives - HO 144/697/105311, ASSI 13/33