British Executions

Henry Flanagan

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 31 Aug 1874

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Liverpool

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Convicted after a two day trial of the murder of his aunt. Mary Flanagan (53). at Liverpool. It was alleged that, while drunk, Flanagan broke into her house and attempted to rape her, before strangling her and fleeing with her purse containing three sovereigns. He boasted to a friend that he had stolen some money, and was later arrested for murder. Hanged on the same morning by Marwood as WILLIAMS, but not together. Flanagan was hanged first, while Mrs Williams was held in a cell adjacent to the drop. She was brought to the scaffold once Flanagan's body was taken down and the trap reset.