Date Of Execution: 10 Mar 1903
Crime Location: 4 Fourth Terrace, Hope Street, Grimsby
Execution Place: Lincoln
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