British Executions

Charles Jeremiah Slowe

Age: 28

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 24 Sep 1903

Crime Location: Lord Nelson Pub, 299 Whitechapel Road, London

Execution Place: Pentonville

Method: hanging

Executioner: William Billington


Charles Jeremiah Slowe was convicted of the murder of Mary Jane Hardwick 28 and sentenced to death,

He stabbed her at the Lord Nelson pub on Whitechapel Road, London on Thursday 24 September 1903 with a slaughterman's knife.

He was an occasional customer but Mary Hardwick avoided him and he had been heard to abuse and threaten her.

On 24 September 1903 he waited until closing time and then stabbed her saying 'I've got you know'.

After he ran off but Mary Hardwick's sister chased him and called out for people to stop him and an man grappled him and held him.

Mary Hardwick's sister said that she had no idea why he had attacked Mary Hardwick adding that Charles Slowe was only an occasional customer and that she had never seen them speaking to each other, other then when drinks were being ordered.

see National Archives - HO 144/727/112467

see Western Times - Thursday 22 October 1903

see Western Times - Saturday 26 September 1903

see Lincolnshire Echo - Tuesday 10 November 1903

see Edinburgh Evening News - Thursday 24 September 1903

see Gloucester Citizen - Thursday 24 September 1903

see London Daily News - Friday 25 September 1903