British Executions

Edward Gough


Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 5 Jan 1874

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Method: unknown

Executioner: unknown


Gough, Edward

On 7 July 1873, Edward Gough, a pitman. called into a pub at Sunnyside, County Durham, and ordered a small porter. James Partridge, also a pitman, was drinking with a group of friends, and told him not to order a small drink, rather he should buy a drink big enough for them both to share. Gough drank up and left the pub but later returned with a friend and challenged Partridge to a fight. They went outside and as Partridge took off his jacket, Gough rushed over and stabbed him in the groin. He pleaded guilty of manslaughter under provocation, but was convicted of murder.  He was sentenced to death and the sentence was carried out in Durham on the 5 January 1874.