British Executions

Charles Edward Butt


Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 12 Jan 1874

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Gloucester

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Murder of Miss PHIPP,through jealosy

Twenty two year old Butt managed a small farm for his widowed mother at Arlington, and for many months he had been paying attention to Amelia Phillips, the sister of a neighbouring farmer. On 18 August 1873, he invited her to accompany him to a cheese fair, but she refused, saying that she had already accepted an invitation from another young farmer. Next day he shot her dead as she walked out with the other man. Butt fled from the area but was arrested three days later in Abergavenny, and brought back to face trial.  He was convicted and sentenced to hang.  The sentence was carried out on the 12th January 1874 in Gloucester.