British Executions

George Chapman

Age: 37

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 7 Apr 1903

Crime Location: London

Execution Place: Wandsworth

Method: hanging

Executioner: William Billington


George Chapman was convicted of the murders of Maud Alice Marsh 19, Elizabeth Spink and Bessie Taylor and was sentenced to death.

He had poisoned them.

He was caught when he poisoned Maud Marsh who was living with him as his wife at the Crown pub which he ran in Borough High Street.

Elizabeth Spink

Elizabeth Spink died on 25 December 1897 at the Prince of Wales pub in Bartholomew Square, London which George Chapman was running at the time.

Bessie Taylor

Bessie Taylor died on 13 February 1901 at the Monument pub in Union Street, London.

Maud Marsh

Maud Marsh died on 21 October 1903 after being poisoned at the Crown pub in Borough High Street, London.

West Briton and Cornwall Advertiser - Thursday 19 March 1903

see Dundee Evening Telegraph - Friday 20 March 1903

see Dundee Courier - Saturday 13 December 1902

see National Archives - CRIM 1/84, HO 144/680/101992