British Executions

Stephen Gambrill


Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 4 Feb 1879

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Maidstone

Method: unknown

Executioner: unknown


Gambrill, Stephen

Twenty eight year old Gambrill was a farm labourer sentenced to death at Kent Assizes on 14th January for the murder of Arthur Gillow who was twenty four, the son of a gentleman farmer. The farm had been suffering from vandalism and as a result Arthur had volunteered to stay up through the night to keep guard. On the morning of 5th December his body was discovered beaten to death in the grounds. Gambrill was suspected of the crime and charged when enough evidence was collected against him. He confessed in the condemned cell but maintained that he had only killed in self-defence. He was hanged by William Marwood on the 4th February 1879 in Maidstone.